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Drumline or Football?

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:39 pm
by kiddrummer
Which one should I do? I know it's my choice but I just don't know which one I should pick. I love to drum and, if I end up doing football I'm still going to drum but, I'm going to want to do DCI or WGI in the future. Although I love drumming I still love football and want to try it aleast once but last season I didn't get to march because I kept getting switched around but now I have a really good chance of marching this season and one of my close friends that is center snare really wants me to march so that we can make a comeback plus it's his last year so it will most likley be the first and last time we ever march together. But then again I still want to do football and it really looks like alot of fun and I don't wanna always think back like what if I did do football but, I can only pick one because if I try to do both the practice times will conflict on each other also if I get out of band because I want to try football the BD might not let me back in.(This has happend before in the past with other students) can you guys please help me to decide whether or not if I should try Football or stay in Drumline.
Thanks

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:26 pm
by nochops94
Well you are on a forum about drumming where pretty much all of its members are drummers. So it's pretty obvious what we would choose. You gota decide for yourself. Based on your post it seems like you're leaning more towards band.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:54 pm
by Buranri
Do you have any independent winter lines in your area you could march? If you do, I'd almost say do those and football. Maybe it's just because of my high school experience, but high school band kind of sucks. If you marched an independent line you'd still be getting the drumming experience and you could do football.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:00 am
by noname
What Burani says is true, but your chances of making an independent drumline go up exponentially if you've done some high school band. Honestly, they're both great activities to participate in, that teach important skills such as teamwork. I feel like you're going to be more frustrated with football though if you're not a star. In band, there aren't starters...only members. For football, you may work your tail off and never play a down.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:16 am
by dlinebass5
Through my first two years of high school, I did both. I missed some football, missed some band, but in the end, I played football (JV both years - varsity would've required an exclusive commitment) and marched. Try out for the football team, see what happens - maybe you won't have to make a decision, and the decision will be made for you (hopefully you don't get cut, but it is a scenario). Same goes for the band. If you do make both, then you can try talking it out with the staff, see if you can manage to do both. You'll work your ass off, if you manage both, but it's well worth it. I loved 13 hour South Florida summer days, putting on pads, then a drum, then lifting weights, etc.

If you absolutely can't do both within your school (and you've made both squads), check out some other options, as have been suggested. Depending on your ability/experience, you could march a DCI/WGI group now, and do football. Again, it cannot hurt to try out - go audition, work hard, have fun, learn alot. Drums are fun. In the other direction, is there a recreational football league in the area? That's an awesome alternative that is a ton of fun, and, generally, coaches can appreciate stocked schedules a little more. See if your Freshmen (unless you're older) or JV high school squads allow you a little more flexibility with band.

If all those options are exhausted, then you've got a choice to make. Here's the question that's most important...

You've got a few hours absolutely free in the immediate afternoon. You can pull out the metronome, practice pad, sticks, and learn/master new music and techniques. Or, you can get outside, throw/catch/run the football around, practice techniques and master muscle groups. Which one do you feel the most passion for? Which one can you see yourself eagerly doing, pouring every bit of effort and work in that you can, for 3 or 4 hours straight? There's your answer. Let your passion guide you.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:35 am
by Forlan10
Ask football science

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:57 am
by kiddrummer
dlinebass5 wrote:Through my first two years of high school, I did both. I missed some football, missed some band, but in the end, I played football (JV both years - varsity would've required an exclusive commitment) and marched. Try out for the football team, see what happens - maybe you won't have to make a decision, and the decision will be made for you (hopefully you don't get cut, but it is a scenario). Same goes for the band. If you do make both, then you can try talking it out with the staff, see if you can manage to do both. You'll work your *beep* off, if you manage both, but it's well worth it. I loved 13 hour South Florida summer days, putting on pads, then a drum, then lifting weights, etc.

If you absolutely can't do both within your school (and you've made both squads), check out some other options, as have been suggested. Depending on your ability/experience, you could march a DCI/WGI group now, and do football. Again, it cannot hurt to try out - go audition, work hard, have fun, learn alot. Drums are fun. In the other direction, is there a recreational football league in the area? That's an awesome alternative that is a ton of fun, and, generally, coaches can appreciate stocked schedules a little more. See if your Freshmen (unless you're older) or JV high school squads allow you a little more flexibility with band.

If all those options are exhausted, then you've got a choice to make. Here's the question that's most important...

You've got a few hours absolutely free in the immediate afternoon. You can pull out the metronome, practice pad, sticks, and learn/master new music and techniques. Or, you can get outside, throw/catch/run the football around, practice techniques and master muscle groups. Which one do you feel the most passion for? Which one can you see yourself eagerly doing, pouring every bit of effort and work in that you can, for 3 or 4 hours straight? There's your answer. Let your passion guide you.
Thanks I'll try to talk with the staff and as for the last question I really cannot decide because if I could I would drum with the rest or the line but then again it would be really fun to be with my friends at practice for football. I have friends in both groups but I have more in football. I think that is what is making this hard for me to choose. (Being with friends) because I feel that if I don't football it's going to be a little weird when I hang around my friends that are in football and they are all telling me that I should join vice versa.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:42 am
by nasti
Football, I was in the same boat as you and I choose band, now looking back I wish a would have played for atlest a year, there is no telling how good I could have been. I have friends that were in band but stop to play football and now have full scholarships, could that have been me??

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:57 am
by Forlan10
nasti wrote:Football, I was in the same boat as you and I choose band, now looking back I wish a would have played for atlest a year, there is no telling how good I could have been. I have friends that were in band but stop to play football and now have full scholarships, could that have been me??
This. Same thing happened between band and soccer. It's not as hard to do both than with football but I couldn't dedicate myself to both. I say do a year of football.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:18 pm
by TheDrummingSquirrel
Forlan10 wrote:Ask football science
Lulz

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:50 am
by TVOham
The way I see it, it comes down to this: do you like rolling around in the grass with other men or do you like drumming?

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:14 am
by bassplace
TVOham wrote:The way I see it, it comes down to this: do you like rolling around in the grass with some dudes and having locker room fun? or fondling pieces of wood and hanging around a whole bunch of skinny shirtless wannabe hipsters, and participating in many activities considered much more queer than football, such as dance, toe tapping, and yoga blocks, and having equal amounts of locker room fun

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:05 am
by kiddrummer
I talked to the coach and he told me that I could play spring ball and by time that ends I should know what I want to do.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:17 pm
by Forlan10
kiddrummer wrote:I talked to the coach and he told me that I could play spring ball and by time that ends I should know what I want to do.
Excellent plan. Hope everything turns out the way you want it to.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:02 am
by DrumOfThor
DRUHMZ are healthier for you.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:00 pm
by bengwilliams
I think band has a better chance of positively affecting people. Your choice really depends on the type of discipline you respond to better.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:25 pm
by nochops94
bassplace wrote:
TVOham wrote:The way I see it, it comes down to this: do you like rolling around in the grass with some dudes and having locker room fun? or fondling pieces of wood and hanging around a whole bunch of skinny shirtless wannabe hipsters, and participating in many activities considered much more queer than football, such as dance, toe tapping, and yoga blocks, and having equal amounts of locker room fun
LMFAO

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:19 pm
by tenorline13
Whatever you want to do dude. I know what it's like, I was in the front ensemble 8th grade and freshman year, and played bass and tenors sophomore and junior year. I also played freshman football and JV sophomore year but just playing Varsity next year and leaving band.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:19 am
by TVOham
bassplace wrote:
TVOham wrote:The way I see it, it comes down to this: do you like rolling around in the grass with sweaty guys, taking showers together, chasing each other naked around the lockers, and slapping each others ass on every good play, or do you like making sick beats and being an all around boss. The choice is yours

fixed

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:22 am
by bassplace
TVOham wrote:
bassplace wrote:
TVOham wrote:The way I see it, it comes down to this: do you like rolling around in the grass with sweaty guys, taking showers together, chasing each other naked around the lockers, and slapping each others *beep* on every good play, or do you like making sick beats and being an all around boss. The choice is yours

fixed
i do all of those things for both activities.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:45 am
by TVOham
bassplace wrote:
TVOham wrote:
bassplace wrote:

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i do all of those things for both activities.

You exchange complementary ass-slaps upon playing a clean lick?

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:44 am
by Andymac
TVOham wrote:
bassplace wrote:
TVOham wrote:

fixed
i do all of those things for both activities.

You exchange complementary *beep*-slaps upon playing a clean lick?
Well it would be weird if he did it on a lick that sucked.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:09 am
by pacpalisnare
TVOham wrote:
bassplace wrote:
TVOham wrote:The way I see it, it comes down to this: do you like rolling around in the grass with sweaty guys, taking showers together, chasing each other naked around the lockers, and slapping each others *beep* on every good play, or do you like making sick beats and being an all around boss. The choice is yours

fixed
This honestly just sounds like drum corps.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:16 am
by bassplace
pacpalisnare wrote:
TVOham wrote:
bassplace wrote:

fixed
This honestly just sounds like drum corps.


lmao drum corps is the gayest activity ever. besides winterguard.

Re: Drumline or Football?

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 6:23 pm
by BigDiehl414
I would say which ever can save you the most money. If you can get a full ride in football do that.