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The section of the band that is always misunderstood. They DO know how to read music (yeah drummers in the band also play mallet instruments in concerts, what a concept) and have the most challenging music, but band is NOT their life. They have to master playing 50+ different insturments, which is why most people find it so fun. Band directors usually blame the drumline for their problems.
by Anonymous September 17, 2003
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A group of talented musicians, boys AND girls, who play percussion instruments on the field. Despite what the rest of the marching band might think, the drumline CAN read music and normally will throw down beats on demand. The drumline is the backbone and the heartbeat of a marching band and without it all the other cocky musicians wouldn't be able to keep time. The rest of the band is intimidated by the drumline because the drumline knows how to play ten times the amount of instruments they do, and spends more time practicing than they could even imagine.
Wow did you hear how well the drumline did?

Yeah! Why do the rest of us even bother?
by Tails Mghee March 18, 2008
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the best part of the band who can infact read music! *gasp* shocker, I know. And are NOT all guys. -_-
Man, did you hear our kick ass drumline last night?
by THE Drummer CHICK May 17, 2004
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The most kickass, badass most groovin part of ANY marching band. Consists of boys AND girls. most guys on the drumline are hott. most girls on the drumline are the coolest most badass girls you'll ever meet. Woodwinds hate us because we are loud and have fun. Brass hate us because they want to BE like us. Conductors hate us because we have way more fun than they did in highschool. The Cadences are usually badass and really groovin. Most drummers HATE the movie drumline because it is nothing like being on the drumline. Drumline takes hard work and syncopated ears and hands. Drumline-ers pull pranks. Very good pranks. And it is a well known fact that most drummers are great kissers
What a cool drumline

DAAAAAYUUM, that snare drummer is hott.

I wish I could be on the drumline...
by Phantom Reggie August 18, 2008
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1. The sexiest people you'll ever meet. ( rainbow , taste the rainbow )

Usually made up of guys, but sometimes girls.

Band directors blame them for everything, and sometimes joke about their stupidity and their unability (Yeah, I know that's not a word) to read music. This is very rarely true.

Kick ass.

2. A dumb Nick Cannon movie. Everyone in marching band (esp. drummers!) is required to watch it and hate on it. :p
I know, your drumline is SO SEXY!
by MissSky May 26, 2010
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The section of the band that consists of a Batterie(no, that is not misspelled), or the field percussion, and a front ensemble, or pit, consisting of mallet and auxiliary percussion and often a bass guitar. The field percussion often consists of 3-4 snares in smaller bands and 7-10 in bigger bands, 4-5 bass drums, 2-3 multi-tenors (quads, quints, or sixpacks), and 2-3 marching cymbals. They are the hardest working, most featured section of the marching band and are often the flashiest as well. When the band enters the stadium, they often march at the back or in the middle, and play a 30 second-1 minute piece of music featuring the drumline, often called a "cadence" or "street beat". The best snare, also called "drum captain" or "center snare", starts the cadence with a signal yell or phrase and keeps the beat for the drumline during the show by yelling "daht" to the beat of the drum major during rests. Sometimes, they will challenge other drumlines to a "drum battle", which consists of playing prepared cadences until one line runs out of ideas and are declared the loser.
1. Our drumline kicked ass! I really liked their cadence, too.
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the best, most awesome section of the band who are always hot and know how to read music (yeah they really do, get over it)
Are you sure the drumline is with the marching band?
by king January 30, 2005
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