Highlander II
23 April 2012 @ 05:23 pm
Marching Band drumline  
Okay, so the local high school (which is in my backyard, more-or-less) marching band is making brave attempts to play Journey's "Don't Stop Believing". This is fine, really. I even don't mind hearing them stop and start a multitude of times. The issue comes when, like all high school bands, the percussion section, namely the drummers, insist on being LOUDER than all the other instruments.

A few things could be contributing to this.
a) the drumline might be on the side of their practice area that's closest to my apartment
b) the way the apartment complex is laid out may filter the drum part better than the rest
c) the drummers are just like 90% of all the other high school drummers and have yet to learn the art of 'subtlety'

I'm voting 'c' b/c 'bang bang bang' is the usual tenet of the high school drummer - they just love to bang on shit, and loudly. However, this usually is to the detriment of many of the other instruments in the band. Namely any and all woodwinds. In this case, they were even drowning out the trumpets a little - which is hard to do.

But, hey, as long as they never play "Mmmmm Bop" again, I'll take the loud-ass drumming.

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