A Week of Marthons

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!

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7 Responses to A Week of Marthons

  1. Maggie says:

    Moist urinal.
    Dude…you have a huge battery. We have 5 snares, 5 basses, 4 or 5 cymbals, and two tenors…
    And the Wonder Pit. Man, our pit is freaking awesome. 😉

  2. KD says:

    Excellent article and intro

  3. Katie says:

    your battery is pretty dang big…we march 5 snares, 2 tenors, 5 basses, and 4 cymbals i think on the cymbals…one might not have shown up yet. smirk. you’ll have to come watch our show sometime and see what you think. i think the music is cool…it’s a zorro-type show. the pit pretty much owns…i play xylo and concert bells. we have two more xylos, one of which has those cortales? chinese cymbals, then two marimbas, mags plays vibraphone, chimes, a rack, and aux. not marching sucks…but i have to say, our pit is awesome. i’m very excited about it. i’m no authority on marching bands, obviously… but it’s pretty cool. our drumline has a couple of pretty funky cadences. you’ll have to hear them…i don’t think they’re incredibly difficult, but they sound pretty sweet.

  4. Othman says:

    This is a really srotng beginning. I’m excited to see where you take this one. Even if you dont make it a complete song, the beat you have now will work really well for the purposes you described above.

  5. That’s really thinking out of the box. Thanks!

  6. Bénit soit Dieu qui donne la sagesse et la connaissance .Qui a utilisé ce frère comme un canal pour nous parler de la manière dont nous nous glorifions .Je prie pour qu’il m’ aide à faire son oeuvre pour sa gloire et non pour la mienne .Frère que Dieu te bénisse et qu’ il t’ accorde plus de sagesse pour continuer son oeuvre normalement.

  7. http://www./ says:

    AFJ. Mandy – that’s an interesting question. I think not only is Rathina sorry for all the trouble she caused, but she is also totally wracked with guilt about it – even though much of it was caused by Drake. The real question is – as love never dies in Faerie – can guilt ever die? Is Rathina ever going to get over what she did?

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