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Bernstein conducts Mahler
Someone said Mahler
DCI _ Contras ( Bluecoats )
Mad because I want to go kiss a saxophone player right now
DCI _ Trumpets ( Bluecoats )
Why didn’t you tell me you guys are cute
You ever look back on your life and wonder, “What did I ever do?” And then you watch a bunch of teenagers nail Porgy and Bess. ┐(・。・┐) ♪
There’s probably better people to ask than myself but I can definitely give it a shot at explaining (if anyone has corrections or something to add feel free, I could easily be wrong)
It’s definitely not because we don’t like woodwinds or something like that. Woodwinds fabulous.
Drum corps (more formally known as drum and bugle corps) is really old. From what I know, the lack of woodwinds is mostly a tradition thing. Drum corps dates back to parade and military corps from post WWII. These corps were strictly brass and percussion, no woodwinds. And this eventually evolved into the competitive activity of that we know and love today.
A major factor in not including woodwinds is sound. A drum corps hornline has this warm, brassy, powerful sound and adding woodwinds to that would totally change the sound that drum corps are traditionally known for. Not to bash woodwinds or anything. They just have a totally different sound that would change the sound of a hornline a lot. And they also don’t project near as well as a front facing brass instrument.
And honestly it’s not logically or monetarily sensible to include woodwind instruments in a drum corps. From a logical standpoint, woodwinds don’t hold up nearly as well as brass instruments. Each corps rehearse out in insane heat for countless hours every day. Reeds are definitely not fun to play on in the heat. Heat damage to woodwinds (wood warps, cracks, etc) would be a huge pain in the ass and pain in the wallet for corps (not to mention buying the actual instruments), and woodwinds are a lot easier to break while doing such intense drill (have you seen that shit? it’s cray). And woodwinds need maintenance a lot more often than brass instruments. Maintenance is not cheap. If a corps had to pay for all the expenses of woodwind and brass instruments, tour fees would skyrocket. Fees right now average from $2000-$3000 approximately, and that’s already hard enough for a lot of people to afford. Higher tour fees would drastically limit the number of people who can afford to participate in this amazing activity. (and come on, jazz running with a sax or clarinet would be fucking awful, we only like to torture brass, percussion and guard with that)
But if you’re a woodwind player, please don’t feel discouraged. There’s always a place in the marching arts for you. Organizations such as Soundsport welcome any instrument with open arms. And if you’re dead set on marching corps but you’re afraid of picking up a brass instrument, I highly suggest checking out Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps. They’re an incredible organization with great staff who will pretty much take anyone willing to learn.
I hope this helped a little. Sorry if I’m totally wrong.
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doing long tones with a tuner more like shoot me in the fucking head
Do long tones with a drone. It helps with tuning more, and it’s even more frustrating because if you go out of tune, it’s easier to hear it.
That sounds really fun! I think I’ll try something more fun like walking I to traffic first though!
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