Name, age, hometown: Lauren Lucero, 20, Houston.

What corps are you in and what is your role this summer? Bluecoats, mellophone, horn sergeant. Where I go to school and what I'm studying: University of Houston, music.

Lauren Lucero
Give us your full drum corps/marching music background. This summer will be my sixth year with the Bluecoats -- two years during college, four years during high school. ^What does your ideal free day consist of? Sitting down somewhere that has air conditioning and being waited on. Favorite pig-out food: Cheddar munchies. In the shower you can hear me singing: Very badly. The last good book I read: "Haunted," by Chuck Palahniuk The last great film I saw: "Yellow Submarine"

Jobs I have/have had: In high school I worked at a restaurant for two years. I also used to be a visual tech at Cinco Ranch High School. This past fall I taught at The Woodlands High School. My favorite TV show: Anything on "Adult Swim." How did you decide to be a member of your corps? My band director in middle school marched Bluecoats for six years. He got me into it. What first attracted you to the drum corps activity? After watching my first drum corps show I knew I had to be a part of it somehow. What I want to be when I "grow up": Happy. Favorite drum corps personality and why: Doug Thrower, the Bluecoats brass arranger. My favorite quote from him is, "You don't join a great drum corps -- you create one." He's been one of the greatest teachers I've ever had, and has become a great friend.