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How many hours per week does your drumline rehearse (excluding full band rehearsals)?

0-3 hours
12
16%
3 - 6 hours
14
19%
6 - 9 hours
17
23%
more than 9 hours
30
41%
 
Total votes: 73

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Post by FreakSoftware » Tue Nov 12, 2002 8:05 pm

How many hours per week does your drumline rehearse (excluding full band rehearsals)?
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Post by xtrmdrummer1 » Tue Nov 12, 2002 10:05 pm

Typically, we would have one sectional a week on top of the normal band practices. It was 2 hours long, with at least 1 of our staff. It was between the 2 weekly night rehersals, so it gave us a chance to clean up what we did the night before for the next evening rehersal. For practice, i must say, it was quite a good time :D !

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Post by zookie » Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:52 am

:arrow: my bad... I clicked hap-hazardly. I'm the one vote that's 9+ but I really meant 6 hrs. At USC, we normally have a Tuesday night rehearsal to go over the new show music and Saturday morning sectionals to review.

In high school (Torrance), we had after school rehearsal M, W, Th, and F from 2-3 hrs apiece. We also had 0-1 period in the morning. No wonder we were in Div. I, ey? Man, that seems like a lot now but back then, it was normal.

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Post by Butterfly » Thu Nov 21, 2002 6:54 pm

This year our percussion captain noticed that our percussion group is a little young this year (young=newbies). Because of that he decided that we needed a lot of practice. We had sectionals every Tuesday and Friday and practice with the rest of the band Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Fridays we're fun because we always had dinner after but it was still hard work. Though this past weekened was the first time we recieved best percussion we still appreciate what our captain did for us. And the practice was and has been worth it. We all hope we do good this weekened. See you there!

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Post by FreakSoftware » Fri Nov 22, 2002 4:48 pm

What school?
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Post by tetzlaffdrummer » Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:55 pm

we practiced everyday after school. Also 2 periods a day.
2001 - 4th bass (Troy)
2002 - 3rd bass(winter)
2002 - 4th bass
2003 - pit (winter)
2003 - 4th bass (El Dorado)
2004 - Bass Captain!!!!!

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Post by Waterhead » Tue Feb 10, 2004 7:41 pm

I put 6-9 hours because we have rehearsals monday wednesday friday from 230 530. :)

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Post by DanielE » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:19 pm

Tuesday- 5 hours
Thursday- 3 hours
Friday- 2 hours
Saturday, no comp- 5 hours
With comp- Depends, maybe 2-10 hours
With an occasional 9-9 on holidays and stuff....

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Post by MinCook » Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:42 pm

for our school is is diff according to your schedule and section but snares and tenors are:

Monday: 3.5 hours

Tuesday: 2 hours

Thursday: 2 hours

Friday (no gym): 3.5 hours

friday (with gym): 5 hours

And then theres randomly scheduled sectionals on holidays/saturdays and what not.
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Post by Ace » Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:38 pm

We are only practicing six hours a week right now because because we don't have much gym time or any drill. But we do get a seventh period credit though.
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Post by tetzlaffdrummer » Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:23 pm

lucky :dunce:
2001 - 4th bass (Troy)
2002 - 3rd bass(winter)
2002 - 4th bass
2003 - pit (winter)
2003 - 4th bass (El Dorado)
2004 - Bass Captain!!!!!

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Post by VLcOmPitChic » Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:50 am

Practice time also depends on if there's a show on Saturday, if yes, we practice an extra 4-5 hrs or so that week... and then of course practicing at the show site... sometimes on the weekends we have "camps" too...
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Post by curios0811 » Sun Feb 22, 2004 4:12 pm

Westminster H.S. its around 9 hours a week
Warner Middle School its around 6 hours a week
Not sure for Hawthorne, we work a lot of hours though!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Vermin87 » Sun Feb 29, 2004 4:37 pm

tuesday: 5:30-9
thursday: 5:30-9
friday: 5:30-9
saturday: 10-3
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Post by Bass2tubagod » Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:45 am

I'm in RIPE and we practice on Sunday's from 3:30 to 8:00 and once a month 12:00 to 8:00.
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