Band Camp 2014: Earth, Wind & Fire – Battery Drill

Aug 27, 2014 · Published in 2014 Season

This a short clip of the UMass Drumline battery rehearsing music and drill for our Earth, Wind & Fire Medley, part of our 2014 field show. The video was taken on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, on the UMass athletic practice fields.

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Each day of band camp begins with a review of the material learned the day before and/or an introduction to the next chart. As the day and rehearsals progress, the percussion section will join with other sections of the band. During most morning and/or afternoon rehearsal blocks, the battery (along with the rest of the UMMB) learns and practice drill—movement from spot to spot around the football field.

In this video, the battery rehearses the In the Stone and September sections of the Earth, Wind & Fire Medley, while practicing their drill, moving from spot to spot. Graduate Teaching Assistant Alex Beltran can be seen in front of the battery, leading the rehearsal.

Thanks to Sally Johnson, UMass Drumline cymbal tech, for this video.

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