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Daniel Dias

Daniel Dias, one of the band's drum majors and tuba players

Daniel Dias, one of the band's drum majors and tuba players

Photo by: Mikayla Mahaney

Daniel Dias, one of the band's drum majors and tuba players

Photo by: Mikayla Mahaney

Photo by: Mikayla Mahaney

Daniel Dias, one of the band's drum majors and tuba players

Mikayla Mahaney, Freelancer

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Q: What is your role in band?
A: I’m a Drum Major, I also play the tuba.

Q: What made you join band?
A: Well, I kind of needed something to do in fifth grade, and I just joined band because I felt like it.
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Q: How has being in band affected your schooling?
A: It made me a whole lot smarter because it gives me a different perspective on different subjects.

Q: What do you enjoy most about band?
A: The chord structures. Hearing chord structures being played is probably one of the most rewarding things, in my opinion.
Q: What is something you do not enjoy about band?
A: I’m being real, the people. They can be really annoying and sometimes can get off focus and off task, and I just wish they were more on task.

Q: If you could change one thing about band what would it be?
A: I would change the way they are taught by their directors, more strict rules and enforce them more instead of lollygagging.

Q: How did you rise to the position of Drum Major?
A: I’ve been practicing for three years, in my room alone.