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The DCI.org interview: Josh King, Phantom Regiment snare

The DCI.org interview: Josh King, Phantom Regiment snare

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Name, age, hometown: Josh King, 20, San Antonio, Texas. What corps are you in and what is your role this summer? Phantom Regiment, snare drum. Where I go to school and what I'm studying: University of North Texas, business degree programs.

Josh King
Give us your full drum corps/marching music background. 2005 Phantom Regiment was my first year marching any drum corps. My previous experiences were a couple of indoor drum line shows at my high school and of course marching band. After that I became involved in the North Texas drum line. What's your practice schedule like? I drum whenever I feel like it. It could be a couple of hours or minutes. I'm not a music major so I don't really need to worry too much about practice. What does your ideal free day consist of? Hanging out with my friends, relaxing, visiting fun/interesting places. Favorite pig-out food: Pizza. I know it's stock, but man I love pizza. In the shower you can hear me singing: 311 tunes, annoying songs stuck in my head. The last good book I read: "Memnoch the Devil" by Anne Rice The last great film I saw: "The Butterfly Effect" Jobs I have/have had: I'm currently a private drum instructor/lesson teacher; I have worked at Bill Miller Bar-B-Q as a bus boy and Whataburger. I can't say I really enjoyed working at both of those places. I love teaching, though. There's something about seeing the light bulb in someone's head go on that I can't get enough of. My favorite TV show: "Curb Your Enthusiasm" What has been your formative drum corps moment? Watching '03 Phantom throw down. What would you be doing next summer if you were not marching? Teaching a high school somewhere, relaxing How did you decide to be a member of your corps? Well, I go to North Texas, so Phantom was always a pretty big deal. I knew there was a lot of talent there and I wanted to be a part of that. What first attracted you to the drum corps activity? Being in marching band at my high school. What advice would you give to young people who want to march? Make sure you really love it. I mean really, really love it. Because there are many days when you DO NOT want to be there. Looking back at it all, I'm glad for every day I was in the activity. What I want to be when I "grow up": A businessman Best drum corps show ever and why: That's a tough one, but I would have to say '99 Blue Devils -- wow. Great drum line and great show. The year is 2030. What does a DCI show look like? People no longer have to march because jetpacks have enabled flight.

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