Recently we called on drum corps fans to "spread the word" about drum corps to the uninitiated - invited longtime fans to become marching music evangelists. Billy Geraci sent in this shot. "This picture was taken at Red Stick Thunder Pageant of Champions in Baton Rouge, La. Pictured from left to right are Ryan Dufrene, Jenay Dupuy, Ben Frederick and I (behind Jenay). I am an ageout of 2003, and Ben marched in 2004. Ryan Dufrene has been a fan for a while, and Jenay was our new DCI convert of the night. She talked about how awesome it was from the beginning, but I don't think she was prepared for what she would hear later in the night. She said her favorites were Spirit and then Carolina Crown. It was a great night of drum corps in the nice humid heat in the heart of Louisiana." Thanks Billy! We're asking each of you to reach out and spread the word about the drum corps activity. Knock on doors, e-mail, instant message, even yell if you have to -- but this is the summer for you to bring a friend to a DCI show. Bring a digital camera to the show and take a picture with your new drum corps convert at the show, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org -- we'll post pics as they come in under the headline, "New convert." Great seats are still available at most DCI shows. Pick up the phone, make your pitch, and we'll see you on the 50.
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