I hereby formally apologize in advance to DCA, Drum Corps International, WGI, the Percussive Arts Society, The National Association of Rudimental Drummers, the FCC, Vic Firth, Dynasty, Pearl, Zildijan, Drum Corps World, Drum Corps Planet, the City of Rochester, Hasell Harr, Ryan “outta-step-outta-mind” Cox, the Crossmen, Santa Clara Vanguard, the Cadets, all drum corps fans, every drum instructor I have ever had, the citizens of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Paris Hilton, Jeff Ream, Cozy Baker, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, my parents, the makers of Advil, and the Russians … for what I am about to do to Snare Individuals at DCA 2006.

Please direct any and all complaints you may have in advance to my agent for I&E solos, Chris Nalls.

Thank you for your understanding. In advance.

Lee Rudnicki

p.s. There will be lesbians.

p.s.s. And I’m gonna try to win.

p.s.s.s. Like I said, sorry. In advance