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I Am a Drum Major

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    I decided to audition

    for Drum Major because I felt as though my band could be a lot better in terms of the experience and to expand out of my comfort zone by doing something I never thought I'd ever do. I'm sort of nervous about leading a band of roughly 200 kids and getting them to follow and...
    Gogeta1101 Gogeta1101 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    I am a junior in high school,

    and this is my first year as our band's drum major. We have about 60 members in our band and I am the only drum major. We compete. The band is young & very immature & we have a difficult show this year. They don't watch me for the beat when they are marching on the field. They...
    MarissaLeigh32 MarissaLeigh32 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    Wow!!! I Got Chosen!!

    I love it!! I've only been on marching band for one year and i got chosen...it has been an exciting and very important journey for me...i've gone through thick and thin to make this experience very meaningful....i hope i get picked again....!
    bluebandgeek bluebandgeek 16-17, F Sep 15, 2007

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    How do I demand my band to watch me

    when they are out marching on the field. I am confident in my part, I conduct every beat, I sing parts of the show that are a little weak, and I give counts when things get shaky. I was told by our former drum major that I have to "demand it from them". I think I'm doing that...
    MarissaLeigh32 MarissaLeigh32 16-17, F Sep 11, 2014

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    I love my job :) this will be my second year

    being drum major. By myself if I may add! I can't wait to see how my senior year folds out <3
    cuteflute8771 cuteflute8771 18-21, F Jun 24, 2014

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    One. Two. Ready. Go.

    Being drum major was something I had always wanted but wasn't sure if it was possible. I tried out anyway and got it. To learn to be a drum major required we attend a leadership camp. Basically, we learned to conduct and how to act. It was a giant seminar but part of the drum...
    paperowl paperowl 18-21, F Mar 13, 2010

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    An Inspirational Drum Major Story

    Hello, well I'm new to this whole deal, but I'd like to share this story of me when I tried out for DM after two years of failed attempts. You'll need to copy and paste the link into your address bar to read the whole story. Please vote for me, I'm trying to win a contest...
    shadowzelda3 shadowzelda3 16-17, F Jun 10, 2009

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    Hey everyone. So, the drum major

    for my high school is graduating this year, and that means there will be try-outs for a new one sometime in June or so. The requirements to be the drum major are simple: 1. No grade limit (Meaning you can be any grade and try out) 2. One year of experience in marching or pep...
    JLester1700 JLester1700 18-21, F Feb 28

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    Best experience ever!

    I was drum major this last season for my marching band. I was a junior and did it all by myself. I am trying out again this year for my senior year and I can't wait! Being drum major helped me realize I want to teach. Especially music and special education.
    cuteflute8771 cuteflute8771 18-21, F Apr 30, 2014

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    Why'd They Choose Me?

    Several months ago I was chosen to be the new Drum Major in my high school marching band.  I have only been in band for one year and competed against people who have been in band forever.  I learned to march for my tryout, and don't know how to play anything but...
    majoringdrums majoringdrums 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2007

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    Cues

    Hey everyone! This is my second year as drum major and I love it!!! My only issue is that I find it difficult to come up with those creative wow factor cues that I see alot of drum majors use. I really want to incorporate some cool stuff Into my routine but I can't think of...
    Breigage Breigage 18-21, F Jul 20, 2013

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