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Author:  ChaoSnare [ Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:28 pm ]
Post subject:  What is "Drumline"

What exactly is drumline? Is it only those who play drums? Or is it the whole percussion ensemble? Battery and pit make up drumline- or is it drumline and pit make up the percussion? At my school there were some issues between pit and battery about this- so what's your school's definition of drumline, battery, pit, and percusson? And why?

Author:  tetzlaffdrummer [ Wed Mar 03, 2004 5:56 am ]
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At my school people have a problem understanding what the drumline is because they think it is just the battery. It is actually the battery and the pit and what ever else keeps a steady beat without being anything but a drum or percussive instrument. I hope that answers your question. 8-)

Author:  DanielE [ Wed Mar 03, 2004 3:22 pm ]
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"Drumline" is a line of drums :D

A "Percussion Ensemble" is a musical form of "art" consisting of...

*The battery
-Snares
-Tenors(Quads)
-Basses
-Cymbals

*The Pit
-Mallet Instruments
-Auxillary Percussion/Tympani
-Keyboards/Pianos
-Electronic Strings

All of this put together=a pretty cool and competitve thing

Author:  Waterhead [ Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:35 pm ]
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I consider a drumline to be all of the drums ex: snare, Tenors, Bass and everything else is percussion but Im not quite sure what a marching cymbal player is. :?

Author:  DanielE [ Wed Mar 03, 2004 8:07 pm ]
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Ummm...Mission Viejo marches cymbals, Black Knights does,and there are plenty other schools/corps that do...indoor that is, if it was D&B corps, I could name alot...

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