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Hi ! I’m Renee
I played the cymbals in one season of marching band and one season of competitive drumline, (gave me wicked back muscles) and now have moved on to the snare. our drumline doesn’t communicate so well, especially the snare line. this may be because they are mostly boys who have spent their whole lives being told how beautiful and wonderful at the drums they are by everyone..

but i love it.

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Hi Girls! I'm Katie - Snare Drum turned Pit (Section Leader seems better than hangin' around a bunch of guys all day ;P) I just thought I'd introduce myself.

I don't know about you guys, but this marching season is pretty awesome. My band's got a pretty sick drum feature, and yours truly gets to throw in a few cymbal crashes, hah. If I could get someone to help, I'll post a vid of it in the future :]]]

To the point of this entry, Greetings to all other percussion girls! :]]]
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join this new drumming community!!!
i need as many people as possible for it to work.
i will be out of town all next week because i'm going to a percussion camp at the university of north texas. but be a dear and join! this one's looking kind of dead anyway.


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My name's Jessica, I'm a senior and a mallet girl.  Sorry if I've introduced myself before, it's been ages if I have and half of you probably don't even remember me. Anyway, I'm front ensemble section leader this year and our rookies can't read music and they pretty much don't do mallets often. You can imagine my delimma. *sigh*

So I come to you girls with a request:  Do any of you have any technique handouts or simple warm ups that would help them out a bit?  Or have any references online, at least.  I checked out VicFirth.com and they had some pretty good online stuff, but I'd like something I could print out and make them keep in a binder. I know I had some from the University of North Alabama, but I can't find them (of course).

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Anyone else have a story like mine??

Just to give you a little history...I'm a junior. I played in pit freshman year, bass sophomore year, and snare this year.

But my line has played matched up until this point, when, about a month ago, the boys decide they want to switch to trad. They all can play trad really well already...I can't.

So I practice my butt off for the past two weeks, learning trad and learning the audition solo.

Today comes. My audition doesn't exactly go as well as planned...I screw up a few parts. I'm hoping my directors just take it as me still working on learning trad...I mean, they know I can play, right?

Then the results come, and I get BOOTED OFF SNARE by an effing RISING FRESHMAN. Seriously, an 8th grader. She takes private lessons from our drumline director...and...yeah.

So I am back on bass again. Which pretty much sucks. I mean, this kid has 3 MORE YEARS to play snare! I don't have any!!


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'ello girls.

I'm Rachael.
Columbia, MO.

I been playing drums for over 20-ish years.
My dad was in a band in the 60's, he taught me young.

I have 1960's Grestch.

is there anyone else in Missouri?

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I just joined this community so I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm 21 years old, from Vancouver, British Columbia (well technically a suburb of Vancouver) and I've been drumming for about 8 1/2 months. I don't know a lot about drumming or the drum set, I just sort of come up with whatever and get the occasional lesson from a guy who owns the drum set. In other words...I'm not very good, but I absolutely love it. 

Sorry, this is a crappy picture.
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Hey drummer girls! I haven't posted here in quite a while but I felt like I should post again to update. Our Marching season is over, and though I love it better than anything else, the large knots in my back aren't too disappointed. Luckily we still have pepband for hockey and basketball. I do love my Bass 3. Its my baby ^.^

Concert band has commenced. We are getting our small ensemble pieces next week, and we are starting on a larger competition piece. Our band instructor decided that instead of assigning us all one percussion part, we need to learn all of the parts, and then he'll decide later. I'd normally not care but its really quite a difficult spanish-sounding piece and honestly, I think that we would sound better in the end if we concentraited on our own parts... but I guess its a "learning experience". Has anyone else's band instructor done something like this?

I'm really worried about the line for next year. Normally we have someone really strong each year who is obviously going to be captain the next year, but this year we don't really have any strong players...and especially no strong leaders. What this means for next years line...I'm not sure exactally...but it so far doesn't look good. I'm scared to come back and visit.

Finally, we have our pepband book set up for our trip to Orlando spring, which is our big trip. I'm really excited to get the chance to march at Disney again (we went to california two years ago) and the whole trip is just going to be really good. My final Marching Band experience before I have to pass off my baby. After two years of being literally attached to my bass drum, it will be a hard seperation.

Anyone here do and Minnesota Competitions this year? We only did Eden Prarie Colours...but my friend's band from Rosemount did a few others. We placed 2nd in our divison.