A pit keyboardist in the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps has become our newest shero after a video of her intense, inspired, and (dare I say) beautiful performance was posted to Facebook and subsequently went viral.

In the footage, this master of the form is seen serving her goddamn face off, reacting and dancing to the music as if it was a part of her very soul.

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The Crusaders are currently touring their 2016 show, Quixotic, a “reflection of the masterpiece The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha.”

According to the corps’ website:

On a field of windmills, the show opens with an interpretation of The Impossible Dream” and “I, Don Quixote” from the Broadway musical. The corps travels the entirety of the field, in itself a challenging musical and visual feat, reflecting Quixote’s quest “to travel the world, righting all wrongs.” The heart of the program presents a series of juxtaposed visual and musical events, non sequiturs reflecting the hero’s various adventures, battles and visions. Solo performers, small ensembles, mixed large ensembles, percussion interludes, guard layering and interruptions present full sensory “quixoticism.” The production climaxes with “tilting at windmills” (literally) ((or are they giants?)), the definitive image of Don Quixote.

In a video diary posted to the Crusaders’ YouTube page, a laughing member talks about her bandmate’s newfound fame, saying, “Someone came to the show just to watch [the keyboardist] and her faces.”

For what it’s worth, the entire team—our shero included—seems pretty psyched about it.


Via Mike O’Neil’s Facebook.