Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by GoNavyBeatArmy2015, Jan 3, 2011.
Anybody in the band? Comments?
Just a modest, but important clarification, especially if one is a sax player or majorette ...
Navy has no marching band. A fabulous D & B tho ...with some bagpipers on the side.
OK USNA Drum and Bugle Corps
Whistle Pig, were you in the band? What was it like?
Hope I can post a link to you tube. If not someone remove it.
YouTube - United States Naval Academy Marching Band 2010 http://goo.gl/K0JzH Drum and Bugle Corps.
Anyone signing up?
My son is hoping to next year - unfortunately, although he was drum major for our 250 member band this year, he plays flute and saxophone - not very "drum and bugle" type instruments! His brother had a great time this year in the AF Drum and Bugle Corps - including winning their competition against Navy! Here's Navy's video from this year's competition out in Colorado:
They also have "The Pipes" if you are interested:
My Plebe has enjoyed her time in D&B. Will take the spring semester off to play softball. Not sure if she'll do it again next year - too early to say.
They hold "auditions" of a sort during plebe summer; if you can tap your foot you're in. So, marciemi, your son should be fine Then hold another once the Brigade reforms.
No, not in the band. I do sing in the shower tho.
And play the spoons, banjo, and triangle in a baroque band.
There are two different groups...Drum and Bugle Corps and US Naval Academy Marching Band. (And there is also the Pipes and Drums group)
If you look closely at the USNA Marching Band, you will see that these are not Midshipmen but professional, enlisted Navy MUs (MU is the musician rate). http://www.usna.edu/USNABand/groups/marchingband.htmDrum and Bugle Corps, on the other hand, is composed of midshipmen.
I was a drum major, too and played the sax, but also got to play about everything our steel drum band had to offer. Maybe we could get find something to play in the pit, and work back up to drum majors, again, LOL. Our marching band is a military style marching band, and it is a blast. We are to march in a parade in DC this summer. If I get an appointment I will not be able to go, but if I do not, I will help, since the new drum majors will not have any parade experience. That would be great to be in the drum and bugle corps at the naval academy.
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