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Meet the Crusaders / Aidan Williams


In celebration of the 2016 DCI Drum Corps Season, Band Shoppe and The Boston Crusaders are pleased to present Meet the Crusaders. This is part 1 of a 12 part series with Q & A with a few of the amazing people that make up this Corps of Giants!

Aidan Williams - 2016 Boston Crusaders Drum Major

(and 2015 Band Shoppe cover model!)


photo courtesy of the Boston Crusaders


Q: Whats your full name, age, and years how many years have you been with the corps?

My name is Aidan Williams and I'm 22 years old. This is my 5th year with the corps. It is also my bonus and age out year.

Q: Where are you from?

I am from West palm beach, Florida

Q: Where do/did you go to school?

I go to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. I will be graduating in December of this year.

Q: What do you study or what is your current major?

My majors are Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance. I am studying to be an Actuary post graduation.




Q: What is your role with the Boston Crusaders?

I played mellophone for 3 years and this is my second as one of the drum majors. Of course, I conduct and help keep the show together but my favorite part of the job is the role I get to play off of the field supporting my fellow crusaders.

Q: What was your inspiration to become a Boston Crusader?

After watching the 2011 quarter finals in the theaters in high school, I knew I wanted to be a Boston crusader. I also had a friend in the corps and the camps happened to be in Florida, so it all worked out!


Q: What does being a Crusader mean to you?

I have an unending love for the organization after all that it has done for me. Being a crusader means to be a part of an accepting group of strangers who take on the task of putting a drum corps show on the field and end as a close family of friends.

Q: What advice would you give to future Crusaders?

Don't be afraid, you will easily find a home here.

Q: Who inspires you?

My bus driver, Sheldon.






B O N U S   Q U E S T I O N S !




Q:What is your favorite kind of cookie?

The pre-cut pillsbury cookies that have seasonal images printed on them.


Q: If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?

Too much time on my hands, by Styx


Q: What is the one, single food that you would love to have right now?

An egg sandwich. All the way!



Q: What do you think cats dream about?

I think cats dream about how to take over the world.




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