2 days of mini band camp.
1st day of being legit drum major, it was the most exciting day so far yet. I honestly was nervous a bit with commands and leading the stretches and conducting. But overall i gained new ideas and plan for drum majoring. It is a lot more complicated than middle school drum majoring, but on the other hand, its more fun. We will start doing legit practices on 5th of july and band camp in august, and...
Drum Major Try Outs
Everything, I was satisfied except one thing. I let Peaches borrow my music binder so he can make the copy of the scores, then when he put it back, he put it in different orders and it threw me off during my tryouts. But other than that, everything was good and I will now just wait till the banquet !
Bryan asked me if i needed a mace, I obviously did.. So i met up with him and this other guy Michael Kim. He was Drum Major at Montebello HS years ago known as a legend and undefeatable. The story tells that Rocky did beat him once and that gave him a hope to start WDMA few years ago. Anyways 3 of us went to Guppy House, shared stories and ate food. He told me he had a mace thats been in garage...
Leaving only 1 competition behind, I was excited as well as everyone else. We knew we needed improvements and tons of practices. 2 weeks ago we had Albert leading the Loara Band Review and once again, I will have the chance to lead in La Palma Parade. I worked even harder, the band worked harder and our band director Mr. Krumbine worked the hardest. I really want to get this thing down and earn...
The first parade we will be marching is @San Dimas. It is the first time that AIS will be joining this festival. Albert and I are taking care of the band along with Mr. Krumbine, but it seems like we are not ready yet. I really need to focus more and teach the band the marching skills. I’m also getting my routine started, i don’t have any fancy ideas right now but soon I will.
New Band, New Leader
1st day of school, wow very excited. I wasn’t as nervous as i thought i was gonna be. Well, I had hard time reading out everyones name for attendance but others were good. I tried to look for mature in front of new band members wishing they would respect me. We only made name cards today but starting from tomorrow we will get started on our march “Project” !
Last Day of Band Camp
I learned that being a leader is a serious thing. It stressed me out, I never knew how hard it was to control around 100 students. Teaching all of them techniques, the music, marching, and more.. I learned so much through this, I’m glad I’m the drum major because i really felt like i got my jobs done. Well I’m looking forward to see new faces when school starts. I will be in...
First Day of Band Camp
So today was the first day to meet new band members. I was very nervous to stand in front of them but I worked it out. I first introduced myself and we started learning the core. Mr.Krumbine explained about the marching band and I taught them the drills and commands along with Albert. I’m looking at some bright sides :)
Drum Major try out
Each of us got to have 2 tries to perform in front of the band. i dropped the first time while doing step-off. I thought i was able to catch it without looking at it, but obviously I couldn’t. When I got my 2nd try, I caught and made no mistakes except i forgot to put the whistle in my mouth. Overall, it wasn’t that bad. I still felt the confidence. I now will have to wait for the...
Riverside King Championship
Sooo this was when i actually started taking notes haha.. the previous blogs were written while transferring paper notes to tumblr. Today, I was very satisfied. Placing 2nd in Championship was a great honor for me. Standing on the L was still nervous, but today i was able to see the tape. It was my turn to go up, my heart was pounding faster then before. My song started and i was doing my...
South El Monte Competiton
Unfortunately this was bad day various reasons. First of all there was nobody to video tape me nor other AIS drum majors. Second i got out of step (-5). Third, stung by bee. While coming back from counter march, doing my right turn, I realized I wasn’t listening to the music which threw me off. I was marking time on the right column thinking if there was any way to trick the judge or to get...
I’m not sure about the date when i first met him, but i do know how i got into this. Peaches told me about this thing called “drum major”, i honestly had no idea what it was and what it was for. He explained all the things to me and i just followed him along with Albert Lin when Bryan came into the band room to introduced himself and asked if there was anyone interested in trying...
Beginning of Drum Majoring
I found out it was so much easier to blog then writing in paper, so I rearranged some stuffs and transfered all the notes I’ve been taking about drum major here. BTW I didn’t take notes till my 1st night of my championship in 2009. So the things that happened before were written days after. just letting you know o: