Jessica M. Alexander ( writes:"This is a picture of myself (center girl, five people over from the left, wearing blue pants) as well as some staff and members of Southwind this past summer on our 'pseudo free day' in Sturgis, S.D., less then a week before the big motorcycle rally there. It was about a week before finals in Madison."We had stopped at a gas station to fill up our buses, and were greeted immediately by a very polite man who had several huge boa constrictor snakes under a tent.

Southwind snake charmers
He let everyone touch and hold the snakes that wanted to touch and hold them, and he was nice enough to let us take several pictures."I am 22, and this was my first and only summer with the Southwind front line. This day in Sturgis was definitely one of the most memorable days of my drum corps career. Thanks Jessica!Would you like to submit a picture for Forzato? E-mail it to along with where and when the photo was taken, and send some biographical information about yourself as well. We'll give you full credit. Also, let us know if you want your e-mail address included, to get feedback from other drum corps fans.Editor's note: We have received a lot of Forzato submissions -- and we are running them in the order they are received -- so if we haven't run your submission yet, we will eventually. Keep them coming! JANUARY 28 PICTURE OF THE DAY.