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I Am a Drum Major

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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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    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 16-17, M 2 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 1 Response 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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    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 1 Response Apr 30

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I would to learn the drums! I feel that the drums are my kinda instruments...if you know what I mean. I have played other instruments before but have never felt much of a...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm beginning to learn how to play the drums. My ex was a professional drummer and it just inspired me to learn how to play. I want compete in a drum off with him. Haha
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F Aug 1

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    Here is me playing on my old drum kit. I was gonna sell it on eBay but my friend at school said he would like to buy it off me and start drums himself. Now I've taught my friend a...
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It was inspiring and moving to watch this Sunday morning the simple Drumhead service on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle to mark the centenary of the start of the Great War that...
    deekilt deekilt 70+, M Aug 10

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    I love drumming along to my favorite music, doing covers, freestyle drumming, and it's a...great way to stay in shape. ß-)
    DeeMisfit DeeMisfit 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Because sometimes I feel like pummelling the faces of annoying people and I figured drums could channel such annoyance. Seriously... I think I'll be good at it. Like Karen...
    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Let's study drums.. But I am shy because of my age.. I am 27 already but i look 23 though.. So how do i start?
    drake78 drake78 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    drum cover of "Witch Hunt" (Rush)RAWRRRR!!!   
    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M Jul 30

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    I've been playing since a very early age and I currently play in two bands. :) my influences range from the drummers in Africa via Jazz and Blues then finally into Rock! My fave...
    carrington65 carrington65 31-35, M Aug 2

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    I've been playing since a very early age and I currently play in two bands. :) my influences range from the drummers in Africa via Jazz and Blues then finally into Rock! My fave...
    carrington65 carrington65 31-35, M Aug 2

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    Trying to start a band. Been playing drums all my life
    Shenling Shenling 13-15, F Aug 4

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    When people say playing the drums doesn't count as playing an instrument. -.-
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I already know how, but willing to explain the concepts behind being a good drummer to anyone who wants to know.
    Othkurik Othkurik 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I'm a pscyh major, anyone else?
    kamei09 kamei09 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I am going to college currently but am only obtaining a minor in music. My reason behind this is that finding a job nowadays is so difficult, let alone finding a job in music or...
    sewnchaos sewnchaos 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My testimonyI released a perfectly good person out into this world, untouched by evil, untouched by crime, drugs the life in the fast lane, He lived his life as a hard working...
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    July 30, my mother had a little baby girl name Diana, she had hazel eyes light brown hair, a gold complexion and she weighted 5 pounds 5 ounces, she was the second child born to...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F Jul 30

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    I'm thinking of buying this kit, tell me what you think c:
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Hello Experience project friends and family, just like to share updates: I'm spending time in LA the last place my son and I spend the summer of 2011, I was luck to even get our...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    Living a LA life, it's very different then new York, and very isolated you need a car to get around, i'll have a problem with that I don't drive, but I can drive my self crazy...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F 3 days ago

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    It sucks, to say the least. Some days I can deal with it, most days I can't.
    YoungAndAwkward YoungAndAwkward 13-15, F Jul 29

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    i am always thinking. my brain is never ever silent. my thoughts also come and go fast. i can have a thought and before its over with its gone and im on to another an ive forgotten...
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    thelastwordsofTeague thelastwordsofTeague 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    This was me as drum major my junior year. I graduated but I'm going to miss those varsity football games and competitions :(
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    My best friend is the drum major and temporary co captain of color guard. She's busy from 11-6 with band or babysitting her brother or sleeping or hanging out with other friends. I...
    cuteshyginger cuteshyginger 16-17, F Jul 29

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    I made this whole cover song to "True", by Spandau BalletInstruments used:Roland Electronic DrumsZildjian CymbalsFender Electric bassGibson Les Paul Standard GuitarProphet-5 synth...
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       My current boyfriend is a drummer for a local band around my area. I have dated musicians before but nothing is like dating a metal-head drummer. I have been and...
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