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16 hours ago, Jeff Ream said:

yeah when they had to redo a lot of drill when a bass drummer went out....wow. had to work it to keep the maroon vs white imagine going and then all of the notes too...unreal what a few days off did

Dumb question, perhaps... OK, probably...LOL... but if a member went down that summer, why couldn't they just plug a new one into the same drill spot with the same uniform, whether it was maroon or white? 

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1 hour ago, Fran Haring said:

Dumb question, perhaps... OK, probably...LOL... but if a member went down that summer, why couldn't they just plug a new one into the same drill spot with the same uniform, whether it was maroon or white? 

It was a snare and to maintain the every other maroon cream pattern in the uniforms they had to rest the line throughout the show vs just moving an end (one) snare into the hole. This caused the entire snare line to learn new sets in certain spots, other sets and sections of the show it was easy. There was a spot with a circle in the drill where it still didn’t work out so they used a guard member in that moment (end of ballad I believe) to fill in a red dot 

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3 hours ago, Fran Haring said:

Dumb question, perhaps... OK, probably...LOL... but if a member went down that summer, why couldn't they just plug a new one into the same drill spot with the same uniform, whether it was maroon or white? 

in July, it's tough to find a new one and get them up to speed, especially in a bass drum setting. it's a little easier, though not that easy, with brass or guard

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Thanks, guys... that clears it up for me. Asked and answered.  LOL.

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2 hours ago, George Dixon said:

It was a snare and to maintain the every other maroon cream pattern in the uniforms they had to rest the line throughout the show vs just moving an end (one) snare into the hole. This caused the entire snare line to learn new sets in certain spots, other sets and sections of the show it was easy.  

Seeing that show for the first time (Fan Network?) my initial thought was about the work done by the drill writers to put it all together and what happens with an injury where a blank might not look good.

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5 hours ago, Jeff Ream said:

in July, it's tough to find a new one and get them up to speed, especially in a bass drum setting. it's a little easier, though not that easy, with brass or guard

It was a snare drummer that was lost. They had 8 originally but one got injured so they ended with 7. 

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21 hours ago, George Dixon said:

They reset a couple snares 

Don't gaslight me. They LOST a snare. Go watch the finals video lol...

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53 minutes ago, 2000Cadet said:

It was a snare drummer that was lost. They had 8 originally but one got injured so they ended with 7. 

still, big adjustment, especially given the uniform and how it tied into the visual....re-setting spots means learning all new drill

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3 hours ago, Jeff Ream said:

still, big adjustment, especially given the uniform and how it tied into the visual....re-setting spots means learning all new drill

Yeah Jeff Sacktig talked about how devastating it was to lose that snare drummer and how it meant rewriting the snares' drill. 

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2 hours ago, 2000Cadet said:

Yeah Jeff Sacktig talked about how devastating it was to lose that snare drummer and how it meant rewriting the snares' drill. 

Might go down as one of the hardest drills to write evar.

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