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Western New York Resident to Perform in Drums Along the Waterfront Event
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Western New York Resident to Perform in Drums Along the Waterfront Event

 

When the Drums Along the Waterfront tour of Champions event brings the top seven drum corps in the world to Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, located at 2885 Main St., Buffalo, for a 7 p.m. show on Aug. 3, one local resident will be making his triumphant return to Western New York.

Jamestown native Zane Franco is a member of The Cadets of Allentown, Pa. We were able to catch up with him between long practice sessions leading up to the Buffalo appearance.

When did you join The Cadets and what is your current role with them?

“I auditioned for The Cadets in November and was offered a spot at that same audition camp. My current role with The Cadets is a marching member of the color guard.”

Is the experience living up to your expectations?

“Marching with this organization has been my dream for a long time and I can happily say this has been one of the best experiences of my life. Being able to march with such hardworking people has been so rewarding.”

What’s been your most memorable moment since joining The Cadets?

“Our first performance was one that I will always remember. It was a community performance in Allentown, Pennsylvania, that was hosted by the YEA! organization. It was an awesome feeling to finally perform with this group.”

What does it mean to you to be returning to Western New York to perform at Drums Along the Waterfront?

“Words can't explain how excited I am to perform for all of my family, friends and fellow Western New Yorkers. I am so grateful to be able to represent Western New York in DCI.”

Will you have a lot of friends and family from Jamestown at the show?

“I will have many friends and family at the show and I can't wait to see familiar faces!”

What can they expect to see on Aug. 3?

“Since the show is a Tour of Champions-sponsored event you can expect to see the best drum corps in DCI. It will be an extremely impressive and spectacular show!”

Drums Along the Waterfront is a competitive musical sport comprised of percussion, brass and a color guard of elite dancers. For more information about the Aug. 3 event, please visit http://drumsalongthewaterfront.org

 

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