The 33 members of Buffalo’s winter Drumline practiced eight hours a day, four days straight over winter break to get ready for their season.
The Herd Drumline is instructed by TJ Larum and includes 30 high school students and 3 eighth graders. The camp was held at the BAC at Buffalo High School over winter break. The team got just a one hour break for eating each day.
The Herd Drumline has seven total shows this season. Their home show at Buffalo will be on February 27, following their first two shows which will be on February 12, in Cokato and in Hutchinson. The Herd Drumline competes against every town in Minnesota that has a Drumline.
“I’m glad I joined Drumline,” said Sophomore Laura Morris. “I like the people and the instructors, it’s super fun. But it’s also my first year so I don’t know everything, but it’s cool because I’m learning a lot.”
Each year every Drumline receives a theme for their performance, and this year the theme is “What goes UP!” Their uniforms are white with arrows facing up.
Their regular practices are three hours every Monday and eight hours every Saturday. Drumline consists of 16 members in the front line, four people on snare, three tenors, six people on cymbals, and four people on bass.
“Our Drumline is very dedicated, and he people in it are awesome, I can’t wait for our shows,” said Freshman Nick Soden. “Winter camp was really fun also.”
–By Katie Gatzke