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Meet the Crusaders / Tony Madore

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 8 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.

Tony Madore – 2016 Boston Crusaders Trumpet Section Leader

Q: What is your full name, how old are and how many years have you been with the Boston Crusaders?

Tony Madore, 19 years old, this is my 4th year with Boston

Q: Where are you from?

East Lyme, Connecticut

Q: Where do you go to school?

University of Connecticut

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

Landscape Architecture

Q: What is your role with the Boston Crusaders?

I am the Trumpet Section Leader

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

My older Brother Max inspired me to become a Boston Crusader. This organization played a large role in helping my brother grow into who he is today. Thanks to Max and BAC I have learned so much about myself and have grown as a person more than I could have ever imagined.

 What does being a Crusader mean to you? 

To me, being a Boston Crusader means being the best version of myself every day, but also not letting anything stand in my way of my goals.

Q: What advice would you give to future Crusaders? 

Get to know as many Alumni as you can, their “back when I marched” stories are awesome! Especially because you’ll tell a young member your own stories some day.

Q: Who inspires you? 

My Grandfather, Anthony Machado, who has taught me that no matter what life throws at you, staying level-headed and keeping your faith will see you through. He’s taught me that the impossible can be achieved even when the odds seem against you. His peaceful way of life inspires me to approach each day with a clear mind. And to top it all off he’s my best friend.

B O N U S   Q U E S T I O N S !

Oreos, they are dangerously delicious

Meet the Crusaders / Tony Madore

Q: Who is your favorite Disney villain?

Scar from the lion king

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

My Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies that she only makes at Christmas time

Q: What do you think cats dream about?

They probably dream about finally catching the mysterious red dot.

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