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The DCI.org interview: Bo Sodders, Glassmen horn sergeant

The DCI.org interview: Bo Sodders, Glassmen horn sergeant

by Drum Corps International

Name, hometown, corps: My name is Bo Sodders from Lima, Ohio, and I am member of the Glassmen. What is your role in the corps this summer? This summer I will be co-horn sergeant.

Bo Sodders, Dyona Davis and Vida Dinsdale
Where do you go to school, and what extracurricular activities are you involved with there? I attend Bowling Green State University and am a music education major in my freshman year. I am involved in the symphonic and concert bands, marching band and the athletic band. This year I have also become a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity. I started the marching at Shawnee High School where I marched for four years. My junior summer (2002), I joined the Glassmen and have been cruisin' ever since. Then here at BGSU, I joined the Falcon Marching Band. Through my marching career I have been exposed to many instructors and directors and have learned to respect what this activity brings. I believe that my instructors have prepared me for this summer through their love and dedication for marching and music. The last good book I read: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith The last great film I saw: "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (not new but a classic) Three CDs I'd want on a deserted island:
1. A burnt drum corps CD of my favorite shows
2. "The New Moon in The Old Moon's Arms" -- Michael Kamen
3. The Starting Line My Favorite TV show: "The Family Guy" Favorite performers: Boston Brass How do you blow off steam: I blow off steam by getting some time to myself and listening to music. On tour this can sometimes be hard, so I go to the next best option, Laura James. Why I march with the corps I am in: I march with the Glassmen because this is a top-notch organization. The Glassmen focus on a family approach and it makes me feel like I am apart of a greater whole. I love being apart of this corps because of our strong work ethic and unwillingness to quit. I truly enjoy what the Glassmen bring to the table year after year, and am honored to be apart of such a rich history. But I come back to the Glassmen because of the staff and members. We are taught by some of the most talented people in the activity and I have been able to meet so many of my closest friends through this organization. The Glassmen is a home away from home where I know I will always have a family. Was it always your goal to be in a leadership role? No, it wasn't always my goal to be in a leadership role. My main focus and attention was to be the best member possible and to do what my job asks of me. I am happy to have the position, but more excited about being able to get on the road and start performing again. What has been your formative drum corps moment? My moment has to be my first Finals in 2002 at Camp Randall Stadium. After the show, the summer of sweat, pain, and hard work had paid off. Being able to perform in front of the fans and with some of my best friends on the field is a moment I will never forget. Best drum corps show ever: Glassmen 1999 What are you most looking forward to about the summer? I am looking forward to getting out on the field again and doing what the Glassmen do best.

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