The biggest instruments on the drum line. usually 5 of them each at different pitches to make a melodic sound to the drum line. The bigger the better.
Color guard #1:look at that bass drummer!
Colorguard#2: Yah! he's hot!!!
1. Some of the sweetest instruments in marching band. Starts at #1 (usually carried by the smallest member) and increases in size. High schools normally have around four or five. Colleges/universities usually have many more.
2. That really big drum in concert band/pit.
1. Person 1- So you play bass drum?
Person 2- Yeah.
Person 1- Sweet.
2. Person 1- Oooh! BIIIIG drum! How purdy!
Person 2- That's the Bass Drum.