drumline?

wolfsburg6674

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do we have any center snares in the house? how bout any quad players? i was center snare for my high school and i must say heres nothing like having a clean snare line to me.band may be for geeks but there was nothing geeky about drumline....5 hours of practice,rain sleet snow...well not snow cause i lived in vegas...i guess no sleet either....but you know what i mean.....that was really my introduction to rudiments...anyone else miss drumline?
 

Rob the Drummer

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Yea, I really miss it too man! I feel your pain. I was center snare for two years and I played the tenors as well for two years. I went on to teach drumlines at two different high schools for 6 years. Now I just play kit for a living and I still break out the old marching stix and pad to work chops.
 

Mistajohn

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I marched quads in college, great for playing the kit.

Drumlines build chops. 'nuf said 'bout that...

Chops aside, the sound of 8 cats playing a clean roll cannot be matched. A good drum line that knows it's charts and the feel, and has chops, is amazing.

I have learned that having good rudimental ability does not always translate to the kit. THose are two separate things...

Rock
 

AMK330

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i am currently playing tenor drums (acually my high school we use quints (5 drums)) and to tell you the truth i love playing them i was a snare player for a little bit but honestly i have more fun playing tenors :D
 

Hera

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I'm also currently playing quads in my high school drumline (and I'm a girl :D ). We call them tenors...

Last year I played 3rd bass drum, and before that I was in the pit playing tenors. So far bass drum is my favorite, as the tenor drums are a little heavy for my taste. I love drumline, though.
 

Shaggy

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I played the quads in high school for two years. I was even drumline captain. Man, those were the days. Drumline is the greastest way to gain chops and skill. Nothing better than spending all your free time drumming.
 

bradlove

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awww yeah drumlines...

i marched tenors all through high school, played in a winter line for a couple seasons where we took state championships...then i marched snare in the college line and marched a div 3 corps.

now, im in my 7th (WOW) year of instructing high school lines. i can't seem to shake it!

i now live with 3 other drummers, who i met marching with them.

-b
 

Brazilian Drummer

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I march also, played snare for about 8 years, in highschool, college (winter and fall) and in drumcorps. I was also a tech in drum corps for a few years. I realy miss it, and it sucks not being able to go to shows because I'm in brazil, but hopefuly next year I'll be able to catch a few
 

Jimmyjd4

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I'm the captain of the drumline at my school. It's so much fun. I normally play quads, those are the best in my book. But snare is cool too.
 

wolfsburg6674

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i think the best thing about drumline was the drum feature and crazy visuals,and solos,and fast tempos! i was really fortunate to have an awesome bassline behind me.just doin runs out the ass! hella
 

ROGUE

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Deffinitely nothin' but good memories of drumcorps.

Let me start by sayin' that I have visited these forums on a number of occasions since adding Glen as a friend on myspace and have found the reading both interesting and informative. It wasn't until reading this thread that I felt the urge to post.

It's been quite some time since I participated in drumcorps in any capacity but, like many of you on this board, I still get out the big ass sticks and the Gladstone pad and work the rudiments when I can. I played quads/snare in senior corps here in Canada with the Kingston Grenadiers and I gotta say, to this day when I see a DCI or DCA event, the drumlines send chills up my spine. I currently play drums and sing backup vocals in an original rock band and, as cool as it feels bein' up on stage rockin' with the boys, it dosen't really compare with the feeling ya get from playing in a drumline. When 15 to 20 guys/gals come together mechanically the way a drumline should it becomes one powerfull, intense, precise and to an extent mennacing machine...........there just isn't anything like it.

Now, if I could only get my 11 year old son to appreciate rudiments............but that's annother story............
 

drum4life

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drumline are one of those periods in you life that make you skile every time you think about it. the long hours on the football field in the hot sun. but after every thing you would not change anything in the world. it brings you close to people that obsess over the same beat over and over.
 
I am the current center snare at my school, as well as percussion section leader. I'm trying out on snare for the Madison Scouts this year. I just hope to make it on the line ANYWHERE. I don't even care if I'm playing the brake drum in the pit...heh.
 

Rob the Drummer

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Good Luck! Let us know how you do man. I would have loved to march with a corps. I just never had the time or money to do so, then I aged out.... :(
 

mapexdrummer

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Well im on drumline at burges in el paso and ive got to say....its the best thing that has happened to me ever!!! im THE tenor player and section leader because unfortunatly we have a small line :( but hey!! more room for cleansiness!!!! :D theres nuttin like waking up to a crisp sound of a drumline in the morning! :wink:
 

drumart.79

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drumline was definitely one of my most favorite things ever and it's probably the main reson for me being in bands today. still trying to figure out how to start that all drums band and have enough room on tiny little stages...
 

LadyThunder

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I marched for 4 years in HS as bassline captain, as well as a few seasons of winterline, I just couldn't seem to shake the feeling I got from marching bass. Those were some of the best memories of my life. All the long hours we spent in the heat of the sun, working our asses off & those tense moments arising before competitions... Even though it seems like yesterday that I was breaking out the bass and puttin on my blue camo cover and marching out in the mud... its been a little over five years since i've marched.

I will never lose that feeling, love, and passion for drumlines & corps. It will stick with me for the rest of my days...
 

EOTE_drummer

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i live in a small town and im the only person that plays snare. we have 1 snare, 1 bass drum, and 1 tri-tom (not quads). but yeah it was fun and i miss it. i also played the trap set.
 

iatemygoat

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i played quads(actually had 5) my freshmen year in highschool which i guess was a huge accomplishment cuz before me there was only one other freshmen to play quads that my instructors had taught.

i loved it at first but having 9am to 9pm rehersals on saturdays really took the fun out of it. especially the time we played for like 6hours straight no breaks. and those quads are fucking heavy. we used stands for the most part but that day apparently they wanted to be dicks about it.

i distinctly remember everyone looking exhausted and we had to stay poised straight up, mouth closed, eyes straight forward. at the end of that 6 hour session or so our instructor basically growled at us saying"YEAH, YOU FEEL THAT?!?!?! THATS WHAT DRUM CORP FEELS LIKE!!!" i was like F**K you dude im a freshmen in highschool!

i only made it halfway through winter drumline before i quit and now i wish i hadnt because i think it would have made me a much better drummer.
 

drummert2k

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iatemygoat":2ee2vlwt said:
i played quads(actually had 5) my freshmen year in highschool which i guess was a huge accomplishment cuz before me there was only one other freshmen to play quads that my instructors had taught.

i loved it at first but having 9am to 9pm rehersals on saturdays really took the fun out of it. especially the time we played for like 6hours straight no breaks. and those quads are fucking heavy. we used stands for the most part but that day apparently they wanted to be dicks about it.

i distinctly remember everyone looking exhausted and we had to stay poised straight up, mouth closed, eyes straight forward. at the end of that 6 hour session or so our instructor basically growled at us saying"YEAH, YOU FEEL THAT?!?!?! THATS WHAT DRUM CORP FEELS LIKE!!!" i was like F**K you dude im a freshmen in highschool!

i only made it halfway through winter drumline before i quit and now i wish i hadnt because i think it would have made me a much better drummer.
i hear ya on that. i played the quints my freshman and sophmore year in highschool. and during the summer when we practiced monday through saturday from 9am-9pm, my back would be killing me. standing there in the "set" position until the caption head lets you break was the worst. lucky for me i went to snare my junior and senior years. after playing the quints those snares felt like you were wearing nothing at all. although i loved every minutes of it all four years so i cant complain.
 
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