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Tara-Lee Bryant: The YEA! Person of the Week

She 'breaths, talks and types marching band all day long!'

Who is that fella that handles your drum corps show ticket order?
What is the background of that brass tech for The Cadets?
Who are those kids dancing in the 6th Street gallery?
What does that USSBA tabulator do in her ‘real’ life?

There are many people that make up Youth Education in the Arts, The US Scholastic Band Association, the Urban Arts Center and The Cadets. Through our feature, Person of the Week, we introduce to you the individuals behind the scenes. Their diversity and talent will amaze you! 

Name: Tara-Lee Jillian Bryant 
Age: 25
Residence: Bethlehem PA
Occupation:  Task Master, YEA

What did you do in drum corps, if at all?
Phantom Regiment 02-04 & 06 Phantomette Colorguard

What did you do in marching band?
Alto Sax

Who's your favorite music person, living or dead, real or fictional?
How about one of each: Bob Marley, Keller Williams & the B –Sharps (simpsons)

What's the best meal you've eaten? What was it and where? 
There is this chili-con-queso at Caffe Espresso in GB that I crave! Not really a meal but a fair substitute … typical cheese head

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Breathe, talk and type Marching Band all day long!

What was your first job?
Gymnastics instructor : Green Bay, Wis.

What's the last thing you saw in the movies?
Twilight surrounded by tweens

Do you give money to panhandlers?
If they’re cute or have pets

What’s your drink at Starbucks?
Soy caramel macchiato

What's your drink at the local bar?
 Jameson & Ginger Ale

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Daily, I love cooking

What's your favorite cereal?
GRANOLA (with Vanilla Soy)

What's hanging above your sofa?
 Van Gogh

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
I’m not the one to ask that, I pay entirely too much!

When's bedtime? 
Between 10-11pm … unless there is a good concert in town J

Have you been to NYC? Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Was only there for a ½ free day with Phantom years ago so I still need to investigate

How about Broadway? What have you loved?
I’ve only seen Rent … 4 times.

What do you think of American Idol?
You know haven’t really watched it… don’t tell Gino.

Do you prefer fiction or nonfiction? What was the last book you read?
I’m a fictional fan, just got done with the Stieg Larsson trilogy, which are awesome.

Who is your mortal enemy? 
There’s always something to learn from the bad guys.

When's the last vacation you took? Where did you go?
Back to the Midwest for the Holidays

Do you Facebook? What do you like about it?
Connecting with family and friends from around the globe.

Do you Twitter?
Nope

Where do you go to be alone?
There are great trails around my home but I love to take the dog and find places that are naturally esthetically pleasing

And finally …
If you could meet one person, dead or living, who would it be and why?
Again one of each: Edgar Cayce and Geeta Iyengar- they have such a beautiful look on the world and the people in it.  I would love to learn from them first hand.  Ooh and the lady from Pitbull & Paroles to give her a high fives.

 

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