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 6 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.
Meghan Dyer – 2016 Boston Crusaders Flag Line
|photo courtesy of the Boston Crusaders|
Q: What is your full name, how old are and how many years have you been with the Boston Crusaders?
My name is Meghan Dyer, I am 18 years old, and this is my first year with the corps.
Q: Where are you from?
I’m from Lake Orion, Michigan
Q: Where do you go to school?
I will be attending Central Michigan University beginning this fall.
Q: What do you what to study or what is your current major?
My major is secondary education with a major in English and a minor in history.
Q: What is your role with the Boston Crusaders?
I am a member of the flag line in the color guard.
Q: What was your inspiration to become a Boston Crusader?
I’ve wanted to be a Boston Crusader since I first saw them perform in 2011; Les Mis is one of my favorite musicals, and I loved Revolution. I was set on Boston, however, when they did RISE in 2013. I thought the show was so beautiful and the color guard was amazing. Crusader Cam also really influenced my choice; everyone seemed so fun and happy to be a member of the corps, and it made me want to be around such a positive atmosphere.
Q: What does being a Crusader mean to you?
To me, being a Boston Crusader means always striving to be better than you were the day before and always motivating yourself to reach your full potential. It means being a member of a loving and supportive family and feeling at home when you’re hundreds of miles away from it.
Q: What advice would you give to future Crusaders?
Come to auditions with an open mind and a willingness to try new things and work hard. Having a solid work ethic and flexibility in your abilities, as well as a positive attitude, will get your far in the activity.
Q: Who inspires you?
The entire staff inspires me! They are SO amazing at what they do and are fantastic teachers and facilitators of growth.
B O N U S Q U E S T I O N S !
hat is your favorite kind of cookie?
Peanut butter cookies are the bomb!
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
I would be highlighter green because my energy level is always at a ten.
If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?
Total Eclipse of the Heart! (I’ll need a partner that isn’t tone deaf like me to balance me out)
If you were a scented marker, what would you smell like?
Who is your favorite Disney villain?
What’s your secret hidden talent?
I can count to ten (poorly) in Japanese!
What is the one, single food that you would love to have right now?
Oatmeal Creme Pies! (I have some in my bus box!)
What’s your spirit animal & why?
I wanted to say a sea turtle but three people just told me it’s an otter so I guess I was otterly wrong.
What do you think cats dream about?
I think cats probably dream about quantum physics and catnip.