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No. 1 Posted on Oct 7, 2012 4:05 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Ok so first off, I am a short person about 5'1" and 100 lbs. Despite being short I would like to play tenors(quints) next year. Does anyone have some workouts to help me get ready for it?
And if possible any exercises to help me prepare for the tryout?

Thanks.



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No. 2 Posted on Nov 5, 2012 11:51 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Push-ups, planks, anything that will strengthen your arms, back, and core. The best thing for you will be wearing the drum as much as you can. Your body will grow accustomed to it before too long and you'll be good to go.

As far as playing tips, I would just recommend starting simple. Practice any basic exercises you have on one drum. Then, once you have everything down on one drum, take it around the drums. This way, you already have the part in your hands and all you have to worry about is the movements.

Hope that helps, if you have any other questions feel free to ask.



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Munford HS
Tenors 08-09 USSBA South States Percussion Champ
Tenors 09-10 USSBA Natl Champ Percussion, 2nd Overall
Tenors 10-11 USSBA TN State Champ
US Army All-American Band
Tenors '11

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No. 3 Posted on Nov 7, 2012 4:26 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Thanks, Another thing. Most people in Drumline at my school don't think i'll be able to do it or even make because of my height. Do you like I will be able to work around it?


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No. 4 Posted on Nov 28, 2012 2:18 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I'm not gonna lie, it won't be easy, but it can definitely be done if you want it bad enough. I've seen guys march corps who weren't much taller than 5'1" and do just fine.


Bartlett HS
Snare 07-08
Munford HS
Tenors 08-09 USSBA South States Percussion Champ
Tenors 09-10 USSBA Natl Champ Percussion, 2nd Overall
Tenors 10-11 USSBA TN State Champ
US Army All-American Band
Tenors '11

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No. 5 Posted on May 11, 2013 8:13 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
If anyone is wondering how auditions went, i did horrible in auditions (my nerves always mess me up). But, they put me on Bass 1. So atleast i'm marching


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No. 6 Posted on May 12, 2013 5:24 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Sorry to hear it didn't go how you wanted, but there's definitely nothing wrong with marching bass. A good bass line is one of the coolest parts of a line to watch. I marched tenors so I'm biased towards them, but I love hearing, or playing, sick bass splits. And bass 1 is pretty fun, you get a pretty good amount of notes, kind of like snare on bass drum. The important part is just getting the experience. Work hard, show people you're committed to making the line better no matter what drum you march, and maybe they'll see your dedication and you can make the jump to tenors someday. Good luck this season!


Bartlett HS
Snare 07-08
Munford HS
Tenors 08-09 USSBA South States Percussion Champ
Tenors 09-10 USSBA Natl Champ Percussion, 2nd Overall
Tenors 10-11 USSBA TN State Champ
US Army All-American Band
Tenors '11


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