06 WCHS band(rose parade)/07 WCHS drumlin "latin lover&

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Post Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:29 pm

this is the webb city high school drumline playing "latin lover" after a football game...sorry about the bad sound quality our band room is very big an open so the sound just bounces everywhere....hope u like it tho....we have another video on youtube if u wana check it out...just type in webb city drumline an our videos will show up....

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bandfest in pasadena cali in 2006

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07 band camp...2weeks long...8am-9pm every day....FUN!!

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webb city high school marching band in the 2006 tournament of roses parade in pasadena cali....6 1/2 mile march in the rain lol

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Post Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:39 am

4 snares, 2 tenors, and 5 basses? That's not balanced at all mate, need another tenor and at least 2 more snares to equal out. You're getting to much bottom, but hey, it's a high school line, can only do so much.

"Latin Lover" was probably one of the few Cavilers warm-ups I didn't really dig. Double-Beat '03 is, in my opinion, the BEST one they've ever done. Anyway, to the video...

Snares: Stick Heights. WAY TOO HIGH. The accents are about to touch your eyebrows, and the taps are at almost 4-6 inches in some places. Too high, bring them down. The roll into the second breakdown section wasn't clean, I think the hand speeds weren't lining up. Guy an the end (red shirt) hit the accent rimshot a tad early. Overall, the timing was slightly off, by like barely a noticeable beat. Some of the hits were slightly flammed. Just remember to keep the pulse in the head, and not to get too sucked into the groove so much that one losses time. That's never a good thing.

Tenors: Ahh, my instrument. Love those things. Sticks heights. We're not playing to God, so stop trying to hit the bottoms of his feet. Bring them down. I guarantee you that it'll be cleaner. Also, make sure that the groove section, the split between the spock(?) drum and the main4 is precise and grooving. It sounds too metrenomical, when it should just make your head bob. You guys are forcing the groove to come out. Don't. Relax with the notes and placement. The groove comes from relaxed control. You guys have the control, but not the finesse. This just requires simple woodsheding and trying not to force the time into the playing. You'll get there eventually.

Basses: Jeez. Guys can't use that much arm all the time. You'll kill yourself. 'Specially guy on drum 4, it's just turn of the wrists and forearms. The elbow/upper arm need not be used until big impact sections. Also, there is disagreement on where the feet go. Guy on 5 is playing WAY on the back of the beat. It's not technically wrong, but it gives a different feel then what the line is feeling as a whole, so it comes out garbled a little bit.

Latin Lover is a sick little puppie, but you guys knocked it out rather nicely.

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