The Five Deadly Sins of a Pipe Band Drum Corps

Published: April 30, 2011

No, greed sloth an envy don’t make this particular list, but find out what international drumming judge Greg Dinsdale lists as the biggest pitfalls of today’s drum sections. Coming from a drummer who has seen and played it all, his observations may surprise. Critical thinking for any band hoping to score well in ensemble.

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Drummers: When a drum corps is practicing the person in charge of tuning should stand behind the corps to listen rather than stand in front. The corps sound is completely different from the back which is where the drumming judge will be standing when youre performing.
Michael Hunter, Toronto