Mon-Wed-Thur- 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. (2:30-3:00 p.m. w/sectional leaders)
Tues.-Sectional Day 2:30-4:00 (Both Sideline and Field)
Home Game Evenings - Report 1/2 hour before Band - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Competition Days- Two Hours before Band -Time TBA each competition
Cymbals - Use elbow grease (see Walker for retail location) then choose Brasso.
Sideline Instruments - Clean all surfaces except real wooden keys with general spray cleaner. Check stands for loose screws/bolts/wingnuts. Memorize serial number.
Changing Heads - never done during rehearsal!!!!!! First timers must be under direction of Mr. Walker.Snares - soap head-to-shell surfaces, WD-40 rim lugs threads, check label placements, check tension on inside shell hardware, Tendura heads get replaced once per season - snare bottom heads 2-3 per season the day before contest. Bring top/botttom tension rods finger tight only, then in a cross pattern tighten at 2 quater turn-rounds, check with section leader(or Walker) for final tension. Check bottom tension rods daily - they tend to loosen and fall out - your responsibility. You will have two pair of sticks (performance/rehearsal) section leader will organize white tape procedure.
Tenor Drums - Replace all four heads Thursday or Friday before a competition. See snare instructions about soap and WD-40. You will have two set of mallets and should have felt or mole skin on butt side for soft pp work.
Bass Heads - Replace all together at beginning of competition season. Same procedure as snares soap/WD-40. Make sure labels are on top - before heads are tightened. Foam mufflers are reusable. Only finger tighten - Mr. Walker will finish ensemble tuning. Your responsible for soft and hard set of mallets daily-replace white tape for competitions and games.
"A MUSICAL DRUMMER BECOMES THE RESPECTED MUSICIAN " ~ jw
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