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The beat of the drum

By: Kayla Comried [Co Excutieve Editor] @KComried

Drum Rollllllll Please. This, the famous sentence that everyone haughtily announces when they are about to state something so profound that everyone around them needs to hear. Most of the time, there is no actual drum, and the “drum roll” consists of someone slapping both of their hands repeatedly on a sturdy surface, continually getting faster, until they abruptly come to a hult. However, when part of drumline this sentence may actually apply to everyday life.

Riley Peters, junior, is one of the students here at Marion who could actually use this sentence in a legit manner. He is a snare player on the team, the smaller single drum. He enjoys his position on the team, and also enjoys the camaraderie that the team holds. “My favorite part is the family that drumline becomes.” To be that in sync, and have that much power they have to be united in ways other than just teammates.

They spend a lot of time together, allowing them to form this family like bond. “We don’t have a set schedule, but we generally practice after school. On days that we don’t have school we spend the entire day practicing.” With all this they work put into what they love to do it is easy to understand how they become so close. They also spend time together at concerts and performances.

Just like any sports team, they prepare each practice for a performance. They spend tireless hours producing their different cadences to perform. They perform at basketball games, wrestling meets, Marion’s finest, and also at the All-American concert. These things often fall relatively close together, and they have little time to prepare. “My least favorite part is not having as much control over the season as we used to, and also the rushed amount of time that we have to get cadences ready.” Even with this rushed time, they always manage to get done what needs to be done.

Riley Peters, '15
Riley Peters, ’15

 

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