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judges' tapes

listening to judges' tapes are always an interesting experience.

it usually falls under the category of either amusing or irritating - both because the judges don't know what they're talking about. At least out here in the pacific northwest.

Every now and again, i get a good tape. Jim Casella gave us a good tape this past weekend that i might play for the kids on wednesday. We earned some good points with him because we actually have a cymbal line that can play decent split parts. Well... maybe we earned some points because we have a cymbal line period. I hope i have enough people in the fall to keep a cymbal line going.

It's funny that we're about the same size as the University of Oregon drum line when it comes to playing members. They have 6 snares, 3 tenors, 5 bass drums, and maybe 9 or 10 in the pit. The whole battery plays too loud for unison sections so that the pit playing at fff can't be heard at all even with amplification, but it's hard not to overbalance the pit when you have 6 snares that seem like they're not using different height definitions for fall vs. indoor, and the pit is staged behind the battery. i think i'm hypersensitive to the issue because when i'm working at Willamette, balance between the pit and battery is something that's *always* running through our minds.

anyway... five or so business emails to write, and then cleaning to do. yum.

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lifeofmendel
Mar. 15th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
Re: WHS Winer Drumline
finals at the UofO at Mac Court, man. April 3rd.
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