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Meet the Crusaders / Meghan Dyer

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

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 !

Peanut butter cookies are the bomb!

Q: 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.

Q: 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)

Q: If you were a scented marker, what would you smell like?

Cotton candy

Q: Who is your favorite Disney villain?


What’s your secret hidden talent?

I can count to ten (poorly) in Japanese!

Meet the Crusaders / Meghan Dyer

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.

Meet the Crusaders / Meghan Dyer

What do you think cats dream about?

I think cats probably dream about quantum physics and catnip.

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