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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

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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 16-17, F Jun 24

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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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    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

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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

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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 16-17, F Apr 30

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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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    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 16-18, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2007

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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 16-18, F Sep 15, 2007

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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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    oOitsallgoodOo oOitsallgoodOo 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    Playing drums has pretty much made me who I am. My only happy memories of high school revolve around being in all the bands I could. I was center snare in marching band, principal...
    seattledrummergirl seattledrummergirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    I like some drum and bass, I'm more of a Drumstep guy, but some pendulum is amazing like Witchcraft and Watercolour, not to big of a fan of Salt in the Wound though
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M Dec 4

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    Percussion is a great way to start a musical career! If you know how to play drums bass and guitar, you can make a great living!
    guitarloverTT3 guitarloverTT3 26-30, M Nov 29

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    Just wondering from each of you: how did you first get into drum and bass? Personally I heard a song on the radio by Pendulum (Witchcraft), and was hooked. I spent hours looking...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Hand drumssssssssssssssssss
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    WARNING: This is a long read. Please proceed with open-mindedness. +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ I've completed my High School... And I've majored towards Journalism and Language...
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    This is my third semester as a bio major and I'm loving my bio classes, but not my other ones. Any advice on how to get through the basics without feeling like crap?
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    I was hospitalized for 9 days because I was having suicidal thoughts and I battle OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, possible PTSD, and major depressive disorder. I am still...
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    ..on my body. On my thighs. On my knees. On my chest. On my breasts. On my collar bone. On the dashboard of the car. On a table, wall or chair. Everywhere. I just love to "play...
    DiaLuz DiaLuz 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I absolutely love studying music, especially classical voice (which is my emphasis). The fact that most of my classes focus on what I love is amazing. I just wish the work load...
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    I had a very odd dream the other night. In the beginning, I was walking across campus to the student center. I ran into my first boyfriend (We'll call him Drum Major), also my...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    This may sound cliche but I hated high school because of a boy.I thought I loved him,but I was completely wrong.It all started my freshman year.He was a sophomore who was second...
    Katherine27 Katherine27 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I was just practicing for a parade and everyone trusted the drum major to lead the way and let's just say the band almost got hit by a bus..
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I want to know what people think when they see me, perhaps it may help me figure out why finding someone to love is eluding me. I'm 16, Five feet seven inches tall, I weigh about...
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