Drum and Bugle Corps

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  1. Tds411

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    Does anyone know any information about how to audition for the drum and bugle corps? I know from years in marching band that there is a lot of time commitment in the summer, so would that mean that plebes cannot join as they are busy with PS?
     
  2. Capt MJ

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    You will quickly be given an opportunity to join D&B, if you want to. D&B is an integral part of the joy the class shares in learning to march at parade practice on hot, sticky afternoons beside the Severn River...
     
  3. Tds411

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    So plebes are given the option to join during PS? And is this for anyone, or only those who expressed interest in it during the application process?
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    If you try out for D&B you will get in.
     
  7. Tds411

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    Meaning what?
     
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    About 6 days into plebe summer you will have a D&B brief where you can audition. If you've played before, you should get in. Plebe Summer D&B has practices during sports and drill time, and they do parades twice a week with the 4/C Regiment and play pep tunes at the various "smokers" at the end of the summer.
     
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  9. 18MIDN

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    Everyone in my company that tried out was accepted, it is no selective at all.
     
  10. Tds411

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    Even drumline? And I just thought of another question. If I was also interested in club lacrosse, would I have to choose one or the other? I can't imagine it is allowed to do both.
     
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    Go club lacrosse, you will not regret not joining D&B.
     
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  12. Tds411

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    Is D&B not highly esteemed?
     
  13. frt-18

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    Do what you want. Chances are you'll have to pick between the two. Some mids (like 18MIDN I am assuming) dislike D&B for whatever reason. That is their problem. Pick what you want to do while you are at USNA.
     
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  14. TheSavage44

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    Don't listen to 18MIDN. He's acting as any mouthy mid would. I'm a 2013 grad and spent my 4 years at USNA as a proud snare drummer for D&B. As a whole, sure we received some flack from members of the brigade but I was never insulted or belittled for participating. Alot of my friends actually thought it was cool that I was a snare drummer and loved when I'd play Wipeout on the drum set at basketball games. I had nothing but amazing times in D&B and if you'd like to know more, feel free to PM me.
     
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  15. Ricer

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    Do you if you have to have your own instrument for DBC?
     
  16. time2

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    Better to start a new thread if you have questions then tack onto something from over a year ago. Those posting at that time may no longer even participate here.
     
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