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Post by mangotango » Sat Aug 21, 2004 10:11 am

I'm in charge of leading my school's VERY new drumline this year and we really need some help, especially since its completely student lead. But I was wondering if anybody knew of some good competitions for beginners preferably in the Southern California / San Diego area. Pretty much all I know about are wgi and scpa... Also if you know of any parades in San Diego that has bands/drumlines perform in, what are those? And finally if you know of any good clinics coming up in the southern california area it would be great to know about those too. Any other advice or info you guys have about it would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!

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Post by xWMSxGrLx » Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:29 pm

ADLA is so.cali based I'm pretty sure...
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Post by MusicCoach » Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:13 pm




Hey! Mangotango

Having any luck getting more people on staff or what. While let me know how everything going on. Do any of you guys have the Music that will be perform during drumline season and also do you guys have a estimated instrumental numbers of players and etc.. Because I will need to look at the score so I can start getting a ideal to do the drill before December...

:D 8-) :P ;)
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Post by xWMSxGrLx » Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:49 pm

are you guys teachin at the same jr high? * i remember musiccoach talking about teaching at a new middle school, correct me if its a high school you're teaching at mangotango*
i can't imagine teaching a whole line...all the stress i might as well blow my head off :lol:
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2006 - "Rise Of Samurai" - Bass drum - caption :]
2006- "Oh, What a World" - WG
2007- JV WG- "Wanted: Dead or Alive"

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Post by MusicCoach » Sat Aug 21, 2004 10:24 pm




Hey! xWMSxGrLx

This is Elizabeth Ortiz(MusicCoach). I'm teaching at 4 school this Fall & Spring. They include Vista Verde Middle School Drumline as a Pit Instructor, Fontana High School as Pit Instructor & Drill Writer(Drumline), Elsinore High School as Marching Instructor & WoodWind Instructor & Drum Major Consultant, Torrey Pines High School as Pit Instructor/Consultant & Drill Writer(Drumline).
With a possibilities also working at TVHS too.

:D 8-) :P
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Post by jbdrummerdude » Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:18 am

hey elizabeth,
how do you write drill? I always wanted to know how visual instructors work. Ive just been telling my kids "okay go here and get there at 8 counts." thats pretty much how we do rehearsals in winter, a whole bunch of 8 counts.

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Post by MinCook » Sun Aug 22, 2004 8:09 pm

for outdoor season its good to draw your drill down set by set on drill paper (football field with grid on it). You can do the same for indoor or your acn also write drill as you go. Drill has to have good staging for musicality and viusal effects. Many drumlines and corps are always improving their show drill... even during the season. :-D
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Post by xWMSxGrLx » Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:55 pm

yup yup ^^^
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Keep to the basics

Post by drumlinetchr » Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:40 pm

Always keep to the basics when starting a new line, if things get too complicated your line will sound bad. Always play to your weakest player, but be challanging. Good luck!!!

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Post by MusicCoach » Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:10 am





Hey! jbdrummerdude

Its not that hard to write drill for Marching or Winter Drumline. If you interested Email! Maybe I can work something out and do your Winter Drumline Show Drill for you. I dont charge alot. I normally charge around $500 to $800 for 15 minutes show.

Let me know

Email: PitCaptionHead@hotmail.com

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*Front Ensemble/Battery Instructor* 08-09
*Drill Designer* 08
Temescal Canyon HS
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*Marching Instructor* 05-07
Tracy Community Drumline
*Co-Director*
*Music Arranger*
*Drill Designer*

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