My schools marching band show next year...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mike Money, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    We have to practice it a lot this summer...

    So far, I know we are doing "Hot For Teacher" by Van Halen... and "Schools Out for Summer" by Alice Cooper, and some other song that I forgot...

    I am on Aux. percussion playing the drum rack... Tom's, snare, cymbal's, etc...

    We only have the music for HFT, and I am already semi-scared.

    The song is at 232 tempo, and in 12/8... but we still have to count it 1-2-3-4 because HFT has crap loads of triplets, and those are apparently easier to write in 12/8 for some reason...

    But anyways...

    This show is gonna rock...
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I've always thought that marching bands playing pop tunes were kinda ridiculous. And I used to be in marching band myself (sousaphone). A few months ago I stumbled across an old videotape from high school where my marching band was playing "St. Elmo's Fire" and "Maniac" from Flashdance (yeah, I'm 35 now, that stuff used to be in the top 10). I just shook my head in shame. The traditional "marching" music sounded much better and respectable, in retrospect. Much better to stick with actual "marching band" style music, in my opinion.

    And don't get me started about how ridiculous it is to see someone playing an electric bass on the sidelines while the band marches . . .
  3. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    I've always thought Dancing Men would make a great marching band song.
  4. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    Hey Mike-how big your marching band? We're 156 members strong plus the color guard. We did jazz shows for the past 2 years and this year it's not jazz but it's music that makes my jaw drop. Thats all
  5. Spam2mapS

    Spam2mapS Guest

    Jun 26, 2002
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I'm in a marching band that's got about 150 members, and we're doing Stravinski's Firebird Suite. Should be pretty cool.

    we start practicing in August, but we've already got our music. I play mellopone.
  6. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    I forgot to mention I was in marching band freshman year of high school. we were about 260 strong and tore it up IM(not so)HO. I watched the movie drumline yesterday and it made me reminisce about the good ol' marching band days.
  7. Johnalex

    Johnalex Guest

    Jul 20, 2001
    South Carolina
    Marching BAnd :rolleyes:

    I did it for 5 years as well as one year in college..I regret pretty much all of it. It was aweful.
  8. EEbass04

    EEbass04 Guest

    Dec 28, 2001
    Lee's Summit:MO
    ahh the good 'ol marching band days of 2 years ago. I quit after my sophomore year. They're playing Tommy this year, which is really cool, but of course I'm not on bass, because another guy's brother used to be on drumline so he got that gig. He doesn't play the shows at football games though. As for a bassist on the marching field, I've always wanted to see one with a wireless marching on the field with the band. I'd get a big kick out of that.
  9. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    We are something like 87... or maybe that was how many horns... i dunno... over 100.

    The bass player, like me, is in pit... He is in with the marimba's and tempani and all that good stuff. And this kid is good... I hate him for being so good. But we are both really smart because we joined pit and we do not have to march... hell ya.