Ryan Bigley, who marched for two years in the Blue Knights (and aged out in 2005, along with the other two in the picture), sent in this photograph. "The guys in this picture are, from left to right, contrabass section leader Mike Backhus, lead soprano Ryan Bigley and drum major Ryan Kehn, all ageouts of 2005. Ryan Kehn designed a tattoo, and all three of us got it about a week before early move-in. The tattoo is a "goat head," with "Blue Knights" written in Thai for the mane, and each of our years that we marched underneath. Mike marched in '01, '03, '04 and '05, Ryan K. marched in '02, '04 and '05, and I marched in '04 and 05. Mike and Ryan were two guys that I looked up to in my rookie year of '04, and I felt honored to be able to share a tattoo design with them. Thanks for an amazing ageout year, guys!" Thanks Ryan! E-mail your best shots from the summer to dave@dci.org along with where and when the photo was taken. 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.
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