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Me and the Venezuelean sensation

Me and the Venezuelean sensation

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Adrian Valderrama, an 18-year-old high school senior from Dallas (who plans on attending the University of North Texas as music education major in the fall 2004), sent in this shot. "2003 was my first summer marching in DCI and I spent it with Spirit's tenor line. This is a picture of me (on the left) and my "brother" Leo while we were rehearsing in Jacksonville, Ala., before Spirit's home show. Out of the four other guys on the line, Leo and I became like brother and sister over the summer. We even went through the "I-hate-you" phases, but I think that was the sun talking because it only lasted for a week. He aged out, but I will always miss playing next to Leo, the Venezuelan Sensation!" Thanks Adrian! View the Forzato archives E-mail your Forzato submissions -- and we will get to them all, in time (and we're posting them in the order they were received) -- 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, to get feedback from other drum corps fans.

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