RAT Q&A: Drumline
Names: Tommy Hendricks, Matt Henricksen, Ambrose Hillman, Sunny Xu, Russell Baird, Olivia Williams, Joey Spaletto, Tommy Payne, Ian Stewert, John Courcy, Ben Taylor, Joe Roslanic, and Gabby Hendricks
1. What is your act?
“We will play a few songs from fifth quarter with a few new visuals.”
“Drumline’s act is two cadences that we usually perform during fifth quarter.”
2. How did you prepare?
“We brushed up on some of the less clean parts of the cadences.”
“The only preparations we did was make up some drill and visuals for [one of the cadences].
“We had a few practices during zero hour to get our act ready after a few months of not playing our marching drums. We have been playing those two cadences during marching season so it wasn’t hard to relearn our parts.”
3. What made you audition with your act?
“We didn’t really choose to audition, DeMeester came to us and offered to have us perform.”
4. Tell us about the moment you were selected for RAT?
“Ms.Demeester came in on zero hour one day and asked us to do a blacklight show.”
5. How do you feel about cilantro?
“The singer Cilantro is great, especially Gato no es bueno.”
“I have no preference for cilantro.”
“I have no opinion.”
6. Money, power, or good looks: which would you rather have an unlimited supply of and why?
“Power, so I never have to pay electric bills again.”
“Between money, power, or good looks to have an unlimited supply of, I’d probably say money because, if you feel so inclined, you could use that money to achieve good looks, and you could also use that money to gain power. That way you’d get all three.”
“Money because I could use that to help other people who are in need.”
7. Are you friends with the stage?
“Sure man, whatever.”
“I wouldn’t say I’m exactly friends with the stage but I’m not really a stranger to it either, and most of drumline has been in band or in some form of music since 6th grade.”
“Yes, I don’t really feel nervous anymore when I perform on stage. You get used to it after a while.”