Its that time of year again. The time when you get up early even though its summer. The time when you’re running in circles when you should be relaxing at home. The time when you try to remember how to play your instrument. The time when you reconnect with friends. The time when you get excited about the next 4 months.
Can you guess? (if you answer right you get a bonus!)
Good job! It IS marching band marathons! You get yourself a cookie with a BONUS gold star sticker on it! Now that doesn’t happen every day!
So about those marathons…now that I’ve written a paragraph long crappy introduction. Tuesday through Friday was the marching band’s first mass practices for the season. 8am to 6pm every day, working on music, marching, et cetera, et cetera. Our show this year is “James Bond 007” and is somewhat modeled after the 2004 show “007” by The Cavaliers (winning them the world drum corps international championship). I’m assuming our show will bring us similar success? 🙂
Anyways, this year we have a massive drumline. 5 or 6 snares (not sure yet), 4 quads, 6 cymbals, and 6 basses! Absolutely huge! So far everything is working together good. The show music is really awesome, and we’ve also been working on three cadences I wrote: Ninja, Insummability, and last and wierdest named: Moist Urinal. mwahahaha.
So thats the update for now. I soon hope to be making a couple more videos of:
a) Me playing a snare solo on a mirror (no it won’t break! I promise! just wait and see!)
b) Me doing some kind of finger snapping solo (though I have yet to write or adapt one)
Perhaps this weekend I’m also going to try to put up a Shawnee Heights Thundercussion wordpress blog website info page record resource media center chat room place thingy.
Till next time, try to figure out what “insummability” means and let me know if you figure it out…becuase quite frankly, I have no clue. Drop me some comments, whatever. You know the routine. Thanks!