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 3 of a 12 part series with Q & A with a few of the amazing people that make up this Corps of Giants!
Want more? read past Q & A’s.
Jason Reckis – 2016 Boston Crusaders Contra Player
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Q: Whats your full name, age, and years how many years have you been with the corps?
My name is Jason Reckis, 21 and this is my third summer in the corps
Q: Where are you from?
I’m from Saint Peter’s, Missouri
Q: Where do/did you go to school?
I go to school at North Park University in Chicago where I study music business
Q: What is your role with the Boston Crusaders?
I am a contra player for the Boston crusaders
Q: What was your inspiration to become a Boston Crusader?
My inspiration to become a Boston Crusader was when I first saw their 2013 show “Rise”. I knew that’s a corps I wanted to be a part of and also the corps was out of Boston where I am originally from.
Q: What does being a Crusader mean to you?
Being a Boston Crusader to me means you are loyal and hard working for the corps. You don’t let anyone push you down or say you can’t do anything, your strong and fight for what you believe and go out to prove everyone wrong.
Q: What advice would you give to future Crusaders?
To future Boston Crusaders, be ready to work hard and never give up. Be ready and want to strive for greatness. If you push yourself and work as hard as you can, the reward in the end is amazing.
Q: Who inspires you?
My parents inspire me to always be the best person I can be and have always taught me right from wrong and made sure I am always having fun and successful. Alumni of Boston Crusaders inspire me every day over summer hearing their stories and talking to them individually about their experiences. Hearing what they did and the hard work they put in inspires me to keep pushing and grow as members of the corps.
B O N U S Q U E S T I O N S !
Q: What’s your favorite kind of cookie?
My favorite kind of cookie is chocolate chip.
Q: If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?
If I could sing one song on American Idol it would have to be “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
Q: What is the one, single food that you would love to have right now?
The single food I would love to have right now would definitely be pizza because I love pizza.
Q: What’s your spirit animal & why?
My spirit animal I think would definitely be a lion because they are strong and awesome, and I would like to think I am as well.