Asked by ilikebigdrumsandicannotlie
Honestly, what worked best for me was just taking the high road and not letting their nonsense get to me.
Of course if it gets out of hand I’d talk to a drum major, instructor, etc. but for now I’d say just be confident in your own awesomeness and know that someone has your back :)
I thought I’d give everyone an update to my life:
Hi everyone. See this cool guy here? His name is Will Brocker and he recently lost everything in a fire except literally the clothes on his back. He is in college right now getting his Masters degree in conducting and he really wants to be a high school or college band director. He’s really sweet and a beast at the saxophone. If you even have two dollars to spare it would be a huge help! Here’s the link to the donation page:
Every dime is greatly appreciated!!
hey everyone do this! he went to school with my brother and know my family pretty well. he’s a great guy and every donation counts!!
Asked by twelvetwelve12
Yeah you’re definitely right, thank you. And it’s something I’m going to work on in the future for sure. I just felt the need to let that whole thing out in order to answer that question fully and truthfully :)
Asked by Anonymous
To be even more honest than I have been (thank you for the support btw) I’m really just afraid of putting more time into drumming.
1. Afraid that the practice won’t pay off.
2. That I’ll never be as good as other people, or that I’ll never reach a certain skill level because it is unattainable to me.
3. I won’t have time to commit to drumming and I’ll have to choose other things over it, breaking my heart.
And while I know it’s cowardly, these all make excuses for me not to try. If you know me irl, it’s actually painful how much of an over achiever I am but drumming is my one exception.
Like I love it so much, just read any of my long posts about taking the field. I love it almost more than anything else, it’s my sense of belonging. However, I’m afraid.
We were at practice the other day and our drum major was having us go through all of the sets one at a time and say the shapes and the drumline was in the back and they just started yelling “LINE LINE LINE LINE LINE LINE LINE” when it got quiet and it was really funny
Asked by Anonymous
I’m confident we’ll all be fine :) Those guys just don’t know how valuable a drumline girl is haha