When using a clock as a metaphor, human history represents only 3 seconds of the Earth's entire existence... and just look at what we've done. Our show this year follows the relationship with our planet from harmony, to naivety, to unstable and concludes with the most important question.
Peace of Mind
For our first performance within concert class, we wanted to address how many of us have felt during the pandemic: stuck in our own heads thinking about what isn't going right in the world or what could have been. Meanwhile our lives are passing us by as we become stuck in this state of mind and think only about our thoughts. It's time to wake up.
In a world where the government is watching our every move while telling us that isolation is power, uniformity is freedom, obedience is love, we silently live by the rules laid before us. That is, until we realize that those rules are meant to make us weaker and that we are greater than the sum of our parts.
I of the Storm
Our thoughts and emotions are fantastic and a part of what makes us human, but they are also what chain us down when they become negative. Tackling the themes of anxiety and mental health, we showed that the path isn't straightforward and that there will always be a calm on the other side of the storm.
Life can be stressful. Especially when it feels like everything around you is shutting down and that nothing is going to plan. This year, we explored the theme of peace by reminding us all to remember that, when times get tough, everything will be okay in the end... just breathe.
In lieu of our full marching band season, we put together a drumline show for our students to participate in over the summer leading up to this performance.
COMPOSITION + ARRANGEMENTS
University of Minnesota Marching Band
Come Together - The Beatles
High Hopes - Panic! At The Disco
I Bet My Life - Imagine Dragons
I Can See for Miles - The Who
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
We're always waiting and spending our minutes, hours, days counting down until the next big event in our lives. Performing for my second and final year with Burnsville Winter Drumline 2017, this show reminds us to cherish and live in every moment because that is what makes up the story of our life rather than the fleeting, superficial moments for which we are always waiting.
Reflections of a Time Long Passed
Performing for my first year of competitive winter drumline, Burnsville Winter Drumline 2016 tells a story of a man who reflects on his past and all of the things he could have done differently. Then, he realizes that the decisions that he's made mave led him to the be the man he sees when he looks into the mirror today.