2008 Indoor Drumline
So what is the “Indoor Drumline” thing anyway?
Indoor Drumline is basically the same percussion section you see on the field during the fall marching shows, but we take things inside to perform our own show with our own props, costumes, and show design. The activity has been described by some as “percussion theatre”. Drumline productions can range from simply good music and good movement, to elaborate story-telling productions. We have 10 minutes to set up, perform a 4 to 7 minute show, and exit the floor. It is hectic but it is very fun!! As of this writing the Bob Jones 2008 program is still in the works, and will be announced when concept and music selection is confirmed.
An Overview of the Semester
We begin indoor rehearsals as soon as we return after the holiday break. Rehearsals will be on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9 and also on the Friday before a competition from 3:30 to 5. Our first competition is the first weekend of February and our last competition is April 17-19 (more on that later). We will also perform for the Fine Arts Festival and spring concert later in the semester. All of our competitions are in Alabama or Tennessee this year with the exception of World Finals in Dayton, OH.
So how much will it cost for my student?
The costume cost that the performers will have should be approximately $130-$150. This estimate is based on
previous years’ costuming costs. The students will also be required to purchase either a “hoodie” or jacket. Hoodies are $20 and jackets are $54. The per-student fee will depend on lodging cost for Finals in Dayton.
How much will it cost the drumline as a whole?
We are estimating a minimum budget of $10,000 needed
to fund our 2008 competition season. This includes travel expenses, a new floor covering, props, and needed instruments. We are feverishly searching for possible fundraisers and business sponsors. We’ve
already raised almost $3000 just this year!!
Is there anything I can do?
YES!!!! There are so many ways in which help is
needed throughout the season. Parent volunteers are
needed to chaperone as well as help getting on and off
the floor in the time allowed. There is also help
needed with costumes, props, and FUNDRAISING!! The
goal of the Indoor Drumline is to be a self-sufficient
organization, and with everyone involved we can make
this goal a reality.
And don’t forget…
BE THERE! There is nothing better than to take the
floor with a huge ovation from parents and fans in the
Where is all that Money Going?
Circuit Membership and Contest Fees $400
WGI Membership and Contest Fees $775
TOTAL REGISTRATION FEES $1175
Travel (Circuit Shows)
School Buses to five competitions
Estimated 900 miles at $1/mile $900
Estimated 12 hour shift for drivers
At $9.42/hour times 5
$565.20 Enterprise Truck Rental for 5
TOTAL TRAVEL $2315.2
Floor Covering ~$1400
WGI FINALS IN DAYTON, OH
Charter Bus Rental ~$5000
GRAND TOTAL $10,190.20
Please notice that this does not include instrument needs
(sticks, mallets, heads, etc.)
Are We There Yet?
ndFebruary 2 – Brooks HS, Killen, AL
stMarch 1 – Hoover HS, Hoover, AL
thMarch 15 – Centennial HS, Franklin, TN
thMarch 29 – WGI Percussion Regional, Independence High School, Franklin, TN
thApril 5 – SCGC Championships, UTC Arena, Chattanooga, TN
ththApril 16-20 – WGI Finals, Dayton, OH
April 16-20, 2008
For the first time in Bob Jones Drumline history, the Bob
Jones Indoor Drumline will be competing at WGI Finals in
Dayton, OH. Drumlines from all over the country will be
attending and competing in all classes of competitions.
The competition series begins on Thursday April 17, and
concludes on Saturday April 19. In Scholastic Open Class,
there are three rounds: Preliminary, Semi-Finals, and
Finals. Last year, 35 drumlines began in Prelims, 25 of
which advanced to Semi-Finals, and only 12 of those
advanced to Finals. In short, one-third of the Open Class
drumlines attending will make it to Finals. Our goal this
year: WGI Finalist.
What happens if we don’t make Finals? We buy a ticket and
The tentative plan is to leave mid-day on Wednesday April 16 and arrive at our hotel that night. We will spend the
next three days moving our equipment up and down and all
around, with a performance or two or three somewhere in
between. ? Sunday morning the students will have the option of attending a worship service of their choice
(there are plenty of churches in the area) and then leave
for home around mid-day on Sunday. We should arrive before thmidnight on Sunday the 20. And yes, the kids have to go
to school the next day. ?
We’ll need chaperones, and it would be great to have as
many people in the audience cheering us on!
EXTRA: On Saturday, December 1 the Bob Jones Drumline will be
performing on stage with Keith Urban.
DRUMLINE Hoodie: Money due Monday, Nov. 5
Check made out to BJHS Band
New Hoodie---$20 Size:_______
Add a Line to Hoodie-$5
DRUMLINE Jacket: Money due Monday, Nov. 5
Check made out to BJHS Band
New Jacket---$51 Size:_______
Add a Line to Jacket---$5
**If you will be adding a line to your Hoodie or Jacket you must bring it
to the Band Room by 8AM on Monday, November 5.
Drumline Polo: $20 Check made out to Julee Martin