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Come for the marimbas and cute 40’s girls, stay for the bass player.

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Add sparklers to drum sticks, do tricks.

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When you didn’t learn your music in time for rehearsal.

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When you didn’t learn your music in time for rehearsal.

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Polyrhythms.

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Polyrhythms.

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The history of the marching drum is something to revere. It has been the voice of the American military since before we were known as the United States. In muzzle-to-muzzle open battle, such as the Civil War, orders to march and maneuver were given by a commander of infantrymen, repeated by platoon sergeants, then finally interpreted by snare drummers who played a short cadence for each command. The sound of these drums carried beyond the range of the human voice, which defined their crucial purpose.
Imagine the courage of these men - some of them just boys. To march onto a field of battle with no rifle, cannon-fire exploding the earth in all directions, facing down a vicious enemy, often dying on that very field. All for their duty to preserve unity and communicate during untold chaos.
We have not forgotten the legacy of our instruments.

lotriot:

The history of the marching drum is something to revere. It has been the voice of the American military since before we were known as the United States. In muzzle-to-muzzle open battle, such as the Civil War, orders to march and maneuver were given by a commander of infantrymen, repeated by platoon sergeants, then finally interpreted by snare drummers who played a short cadence for each command. The sound of these drums carried beyond the range of the human voice, which defined their crucial purpose.

Imagine the courage of these men - some of them just boys. To march onto a field of battle with no rifle, cannon-fire exploding the earth in all directions, facing down a vicious enemy, often dying on that very field. All for their duty to preserve unity and communicate during untold chaos.

We have not forgotten the legacy of our instruments.

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Hey guys, we’re putting together a little give-back project here at Lot Riot.We see all these fundraising campaigns on Facebook and Tumblr and thought it would be a good way to help the community.Like I told a friend of mine, it makes more sense to spend our (very small) summer marketing budget on real people rather than on advertising or something temporary. Real experience in a real, rad activity is more valuable than anything.So the plan is to find 5-10 folks to assist their drum corps dues in a small way.If you know someone in a tough situation, let us know and we’ll help a few out this week. Thanks!

lotriot:

Hey guys, we’re putting together a little give-back project here at Lot Riot.

We see all these fundraising campaigns on Facebook and Tumblr and thought it would be a good way to help the community.

Like I told a friend of mine, it makes more sense to spend our (very small) summer marketing budget on real people rather than on advertising or something temporary. Real experience in a real, rad activity is more valuable than anything.

So the plan is to find 5-10 folks to assist their drum corps dues in a small way.

If you know someone in a tough situation, let us know and we’ll help a few out this week. Thanks!

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Open for hangs, high fives, new friends, and drum love. WGI 2014 is here. || #wgi2014 #lotriot (at WGI World Championships)

Anyone else get to check this out in Dayton last week?

lotriot:

Open for hangs, high fives, new friends, and drum love. WGI 2014 is here. || #wgi2014 #lotriot (at WGI World Championships)

Anyone else get to check this out in Dayton last week?

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The Lot. || #drumline #wgibocaraton #wgi2014 #lotriot

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The Lot. || #drumline #wgibocaraton #wgi2014 #lotriot

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Florida! Are you ready for WGI regionals? This hometown beauty will be available at Orlando this weekend and Boca in March. And soon online. Maybe we should do some other states?? || #lotriot #wgi

lotriot:

Florida! Are you ready for WGI regionals? This hometown beauty will be available at Orlando this weekend and Boca in March. And soon online. Maybe we should do some other states?? || #lotriot #wgi

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President’s Day Sale on now at lotriot.com. Use code ‘WASHINGTON’ for 20% off everything. Only good through Tuesday. || #lotriot #drum (at www.lotriot.com)

lotriot:

President’s Day Sale on now at lotriot.com. Use code ‘WASHINGTON’ for 20% off everything. Only good through Tuesday. || #lotriot #drum (at www.lotriot.com)