Portrait of Jose-1
I was driving to the library when I noticed an individual randomly walking around with a bass drum. No marching band. No group. For that matter, no groupies. Just him. Solo.
I had to make a U-turn and stop to ask if he would be part of my portrait collection. He was kind enough to say yes.
This is a portrait of Jose who played the bass drum for Antelope Valley High School. He was playing for two years at the time of this posting, that being, from his first semester of sophomore year. He loved band, was very dedicated to it, and focused on it to the point that it comprised the majority of his schedule. It was clear that he was close to the other band members and they were his primary social circle. He was planning to go to band camp for the first time the coming summer and anticipated getting very sore and burnt.
Jose was born and raised in Lancaster, California, USA. His parent were from Mexico. He had one older brother and one younger sister. His favorite movie was Where the Red Fern Grows. He followed the Harry Potter series and was enthusiastic about the fact that the producers were using the Harry Potter franchise to make new movies about other characters in that fantasy world.
Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.