#1
I play quads in the marching band



We had a football game tonight, during our halftime show I fell. It wasn't too bad, and it was a shitty school we were playing, so I'm not that worried, but when you have 32 pounds of drums, trying to jog backwards, about 10-15 yards, I mean it's not THAT hard you know? Well I guess it is. So here I was going to the next set, and I'm not sure if I tripped on somebody out of spot, or my section leader next to me, but I fell backwards and my drums came back onto me. It took me probably in the range of 15-20 seconds to get back up and by then we were going on with the second song. I realized after only the people that were on the field behind me saw me, so that made me feel loads better, but now I feel unworthy to play. Describe your similar experiances, and give me advice for getting back into my playing good groove.
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That happened to me when I was in High School...I played the Alto, and the girl next to me tripped me, causing me to twist my ankle. I limed the rest of the show.

( She didn't do it intentionally, she fell first. )
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at my schools biggest football game of the year my team won and everyone hopped the fence (just me and 8 other guys) and a huge coach tackled me hardcore style in front of my whole school =[
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The worst I've had was bumping into people and almost hitting judges who didn't see me coming.....My friend says it's pretty hard to control quads while marching compared to his old bass drum.
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Last year, during one of our football games, there was a huge pile up of about 15 flutes, all falling. The worst thing that happened to me was this morning, (I'm bass 5) and I couldn't see the stair and I almost fell, but I caught my self.


We just got our second song on the field, barely.
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Last year, during one of our football games, there was a huge pile up of about 15 flutes, all falling. The worst thing that happened to me was this morning, (I'm bass 5) and I couldn't see the stair and I almost fell, but I caught my self.


We just got our second song on the field, barely.


Yeah we marched our first, and stood to play our 2nd.
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quads are hardcore.

my school's drumline is frikken badass. I'm jealous.
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I can't describe my similar experiences, because I'm graceful.
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Yeah we marched our first, and stood to play our 2nd.


Our band is maybe one of the best in Nebraska, or it was the past 20 years, (this year may be different) and I would never want to park and blow. I just think it's really lame.

Our first song is almost 100% down, second song is getting there, although drumline doesn't play at all, and third, we haven't even started. The drill writer wanted the first 10 sets of number three on by tomorrow.

We'll see how this year goes. We're going to our first out of state show, and it's with pretty elite bands.
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Our band is maybe one of the best in Nebraska, or it was the past 20 years, (this year may be different) and I would never want to park and blow. I just think it's really lame.

Our first song is almost 100% down, second song is getting there, although drumline doesn't play at all, and third, we haven't even started. The drill writer wanted the first 10 sets of number three on by tomorrow.

We'll see how this year goes. We're going to our first out of state show, and it's with pretty elite bands.


if you don't mind me asking, where do you go to school?

I noticed you also live in omaha.
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if you don't mind me asking, where do you go to school?

I noticed you also live in omaha.


Millard North. Our drumline placed 2nd and 3rd every contest last year, then at State, we dropped to 17th because it wasn't a "showcased drumline." That's what he said on the recording.
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Millard North. Our drumline placed 2nd and 3rd every contest last year, then at State, we dropped to 17th because it wasn't a "showcased drumline." That's what he said on the recording.


oh I see. a millard kid.

I would ask you if you know some people but let's not go out of our way to find a real life connection, okay?


but you guys sound pretty sweet. I wish I knew exactly how our drumline does, but from what I understand we have a decently talented band.
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oh I see. a millard kid.

I would ask you if you know some people but let's not go out of our way to find a real life connection, okay?


but you guys sound pretty sweet. I wish I knew exactly how our drumline does, but from what I understand we have a decently talented band.


Where do you go? If you go to any competitions, maybe we'll play each other.
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You guys seriously just jacked my thread lol. Whats your line look like? Our's is 4 S.D.'s, 2 Quads, 5 Tenors, 8 cymbals, and 11 B.D.'s
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Where do you go? If you go to any competitions, maybe we'll play each other.


I go to Elkhorn. we just moved up to class A this year, so we're gonna lose in everything.

not that we were winning as it is....but yeah, if we beat you guys in any sport or band or anything, I'll be sure to give you crap about it.


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You guys seriously just jacked my thread lol. Whats your line look like? Our's is 4 S.D.'s, 2 Quads, 5 Tenors, 8 cymbals, and 11 B.D.'s



We were still talking about line.

5 snares, 6 cymbals?, 3 tenors(quads) 5 BD.


11 BD?!?!?!?! What the fuck!?!?!?!

We have 3 Freshman cymbals, 2 BD, 1 snare, no tenors, they aren't apart of the varsity band though.


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I go to Elkhorn. we just moved up to class A this year, so we're gonna lose in everything.

not that we were winning as it is....but yeah, if we beat you guys in any sport or band or anything, I'll be sure to give you crap about it.


now don't you come and rape me!



Elkhorn wasn't class A last year? I thought we played you guys last year, for the past few years, actually. If it's EHS that I'm thinking about, you guys have a great drumline. You and Millard West( I think MW) were the schools who beat us every competition.
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Lol I know, it got to the point where we asked random people to join because we had the drums.
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Elkhorn wasn't class A last year? I thought we played you guys last year, for the past few years, actually. If it's EHS that I'm thinking about, you guys have a great drumline. You and Millard West( I think MW) were the schools who beat us every competition.


hmmmm....I'm wondering if maybe we've been class A in band? (that can happen, right? )

I know that we just moved up to class A in most sports this year, but I'm not positive about instrumental music. :/

our school is extremely proud of our drumline, so I suppose they're pretty good.
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hmmmm....I'm wondering if maybe we've been class A in band? (that can happen, right? )

I know that we just moved up to class A in most sports this year, but I'm not positive about instrumental music. :/

our school is extremely proud of our drumline, so I suppose they're pretty good.


Fuck your drumline.

I'm sure you were "Class A" for band, good luck with your sports program. I want Skutt to get to Class A, just because I don't like Skutt. They suck.
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Fuck your drumline.

I'm sure you were "Class A" for band, good luck with your sports program. I want Skutt to get to Class A, just because I don't like Skutt. They suck.


I found Skutt on the bottom of my shoe the other day......


ba dum tsh.

but I suppose we should stop spamming this thread with are conversation It was nice to meet a fellow Nebraskan though.


and TS, that sucks that you fell.
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I found Skutt on the bottom of my shoe the other day......


ba dum tsh.

but I suppose we should stop spamming this thread with are conversation It was nice to meet a fellow Nebraskan though.


and TS, that sucks that you fell.
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Last year, a kid fell with his bass drum, and he rolled completely under it.



i wish i couldve been there
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I play quads also. theyre a bitch to try to maneuver especially when they randomly go out of place. now i just hit em
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My highschool marching band sucks.
We've got too many sophomores who don't know how to march, and our first game is tomorrow.
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