tomMeet another 2014 rookie -- Tom. Tom is a tenor player who had a hard time deciding whether to play percussion or brass, because he is actually talented enough to play either. Tom is a Senior at West Bend High School in West Bend, Wisconsin.

Tom says it is the instructors and other members who helped make his first year an enjoyable one. Tom says he loved the intensity the drum corps experience offered. "Something I really loved about my experience was that I came from a relatively low-intensity high school and I had no drum corps experience," says Tom. "The staff and other members were so willing to work with me, help me out, and teach me what I needed to know to improve." Tom adds that staff and members were also kind, friendly, and "forgiving of my imperfections because they knew I was learning."

Tom's favorite memory was watching Drum Corps Associates (DCA) finals in Rochester, NY "with all of the New friends I had made throughout the season."

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