November 6, 2010 – Drumline!

I took Emma and one of her band friends to the Drumline Live! theatrical show at Stephens Auditorium in Ames.  We had seats early, and landed in the fourth row.  It was a fantastic show.  The outfit is made out of the best of the wild and crazy southern college marching bands.

They did the usual marching band stuff, but the show was much more than that.  It was basically a living history of African-American music through time.

They started out in traditional African tribal dress.

And covered many eras of music – jazz, soul, Motown, gospel, funk, pop and rock.  The cast was extremely talented – were great musicians, singers, and dancers.  It’s hard to describe, but if you can imagine where an energetic marching band, southern gospel revival tent and burlesque show intersect, you’ll have a sense of the show.

(photos from Drumline Live! publicity; no cameras were allowed at show)

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