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    iv been 2 three skools, and all of them hate drummers

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    The school I go to love drummers, but I go to music school lol.

    Maybe the reason they don't like drummers is because drummers don't like learning music theory, and they keep tapping while they're trying to teach?
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    Simple. It's jealousy. Chicks dig drummers, not directors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter View Post
    Simple. It's jealousy. Chicks dig drummers, not directors.
    HA! I like this theory. But I have had both, some who liked and some who just tolerated us.
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    I'm going with...it's because a good drummer could be Maestro, essentially eliminating the need for a director.

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    hahaha my jr high director didnt mind drummers. my hs director hated us, all the assistant directors liked us(2 out of 3 assistant directors were drummers)
    he used to say drummers are only drummers cause we cant play anything else, i asked him what happens when a drummer loses a stick? you get a director. he was never to pleased with that one though haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by redheaddrummer03 View Post
    HA! I like this theory. But I have had both, some who liked and some who just tolerated us.
    Is that the chicks or the teachers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzzdanz View Post
    Is that the chicks or the teachers?
    LOL!! Mostly the teachers...and my ex wife!
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    The music teacher in my Music Theory class (yeah, I know, a drummer learning theory?!?!????) used to be in drumline, so when she taught time signatures, we played them on drumsticks.

    The one time I have felt I knew what I was doing in that class =D
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    haha. i had the same problem in band last year, i think its because we know how to make music fun, not a struggle.

    I really like the joke about the drummer losing a stick.
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    i diddnt know they hated all drummers, i thought they just hated.......me

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    Luckily I never did college (high school) band classes, lol.
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    This is a funny question, because I've just seen a perfect example of it!! In the big band I've been playing trombonein we had a great drummer with fantastic chops (he's in the drum corp hall of fame, and has taught several drum lines), the director (a retired HS band teacher) was always on his case to play softer, or less, etc. He wasn't over playing, but he played with a lot of excitement, and added a lot to the music. The music director just replaced him with a drummer that plays good time, but doesn't play with any excitement. Just way to reserved and layed back, even on the fast numbers. I called Friday and quit the band, the drummer that he let go and I our going to get our own group together (probably a classic Rock group, doing 50's, 60's, and 70's rock.
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    Not sure how prevelant this observation is...maybe just maybe most band directors background is either woodwinds, string, or brass...not to many percussionists that i know have become band directors..AND THEY HATE THE FACT THAT WE ARE SOOO COOOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Church Drummer View Post
    This is a funny question, because I've just seen a perfect example of it!! In the big band I've been playing trombonein we had a great drummer with fantastic chops (he's in the drum corp hall of fame, and has taught several drum lines), the director (a retired HS band teacher) was always on his case to play softer, or less, etc. He wasn't over playing, but he played with a lot of excitement, and added a lot to the music. The music director just replaced him with a drummer that plays good time, but doesn't play with any excitement. Just way to reserved and layed back, even on the fast numbers. I called Friday and quit the band, the drummer that he let go and I our going to get our own group together (probably a classic Rock group, doing 50's, 60's, and 70's rock.
    That's rediculous. I wonder if anyone else will follow you guys. Good luck with the new project, maybe you guys can recruit some more from the old group...that would be funny!!
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    If we had centerfolds for drums,that kit would be in one of them!

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    I think that some directors are very ridged if the tempo reads 125bpm then that's it no matter what. On the other hand a good drummer can "feel" the groove and may slow or speed the tempo into the pocket and the directors hate that !! I'm in control not you....so they think !
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    I think its because we play all the time, I know that the drummers in my middle school band always were tapping on their drums, or something else if they were too far away from the drums. That said my band teacher liked the drummers because she realized how awesome we can make the song when everything fits together.
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