"My name is Brandon Beck. I'm 16 years old and I march tenors for the Collins Hill drum line. I wish to march with the Crossmen in the 2006 summer tour and will be auditioning for them in November. Feel free to e-mail me, I love talking to fellow drum corps junkies like myself. The picture here is me at WGI world championships in Dayton, Ohio. "I had an unusual realization I thought I might share. On Tuesday, April 19, I was sitting in 4th period (my U.S. History class) and started having chest pains. About an hour later, I'm on my way to the hospital. Long story short, after putting me on oxygen, getting an E.K.G. and an I.V., we find out that I'm a perfect kid and no one can figure out what is wrong with me. We do know that I was close to having a heart attack (if I hadn't gotten to the hospital when I did). "I am wonderful now. But how does this relate to DCI? Let me tell you -- when people are sick, most of them sleep or watch movies, right? I definitly didn't watch a movie, or go home and sleep. I went home and pulled out my 2004 DCI championships DVDs. I'm sure that any drum corps junkie like me would have done the same thing." Thanks Brandon!
E-mail your Forzato submissions -- and we will get to them all, in time (and we're posting them in the order they were received) -- to dave@dci.org along with where and when the photo was taken. Send some biographical information about yourself as well. We'll give you full credit. Also, let us know if you want your e-mail address included.