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The DCI.org interview: James Andrzejek, Madison Scouts color guard

The DCI.org interview: James Andrzejek, Madison Scouts color guard

by Drum Corps International

Name, age, hometown: James Andrzejek, 20, Pipestone
Minn. (currently living in Milwaukee). What corps are you in and what is your role this summer? Madison Scouts, color guard. Give us your full drum corps/marching music background. Madison Scouts 2003, 2004, 2005. What does your ideal free day consist of? A FULL day of free time, Sleeping in past 8 a.m., plenty of shopping time, at least eight hours of floor time the night before and after ideal free day.

James Andrzejek
Favorite pig-out food: "Hint of Lime" tortilla chips,
soda, ice cream. In the shower you can hear me singing: Loudly and out of key, just about anything, sometimes I make up my own chart-topping hits! The last good book I read: "A Million Little Pieces," by James Frey. The last great film I saw: "Rent" Jobs I have/have had: Borders in downtown Milwaukee,
Whitnall HS color guard staff. My favorite TV show: "Grey's Anatomy" What has been your formative drum corps moment? Almost
every day of my rookie year. What would you be doing next summer if you were not marching? Thinking about/wanting to be marching, teaching. How did you decide to be a member of your corps? My high school was notorious for doing Madison shows and it just seemed to be the right place for me. What first attracted you to the drum corps activity? My HS band director and staff. What advice would you give to young people who want to march? What are you waiting for? Never give up, practice until you are exhausted and then practice some more. What I want to be when I "grow up": Rich and famous. Favorite drum corps personality and why: Michael Cesario, need I say more? Best drum corps show ever and why: Madison Scouts
2003, because it was an amazing show. I would go back and do 2003 over again in a second. The year is 2030. What does a DCI show look like? Hopefully, amp and mic free, but who knows with all the weird and crazy additions they are adding. An antigravity machine on the field would definitely boost GE (something to keep in mind)! Feel free to add anything else you'd like. Words alone cannot fully express my great and deep emotion for the Madison Scouts and the entire DCI activity. Being a part of Madison's history has profoundly changed my life and I cannot imagine what kind of person I would be without the amazing experiences I have been through as a member of the corps. I would like to thank everyone who has ever supported or been apart of the Madison Scouts. Without those people, the corps would not have survived this long. I hope that it will continue far into the future to allow other young men to have the same opportunity that I had. Thank you. May you never walk alone.

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