New Equipment for the Dana Hills High School Drumline

New Equipment for the Dana Hills High School Drumline

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Jackson Culp started this petition to Capistrano Unified School District and

The drumline at Dana Hills has been a growing community since it’s creation. We recently just placed 4th place in the state at CSBC Championships. One thing is holding us back from being the best we can be, our equipment. The drumline has had their drums for over a decade, which definitely shows. To put that into perspective, imagine the performance of an old car without maintenance. That is the state of our equipment. Some groups get new drums and harnesses every year but we have been playing with the same equipment for upwards of 10x that. With new equipment, we will be able to play our music better, look better, and not injure ourselves. With the equipment we have right now, the drums and harnesses put extreme stress on our back muscles and after extensive use causes back damage. We practice around 14 hours a week which is an extensive amount of time to have stress on our back muscles. Another reason is that other sports at Dana Hills get funding from the district and Drumline is practically a sport. A study on a tenor drummer concluded that their role in the drumline is as physically demanding as an Olympic sprinter at peak speed. One more additional reason why drumline should get funding would be because the school undeniably enjoys us. At multiple football games, the cheerleaders and many members of the student section came over to watch the drumline during a “drumline battle” with opposing schools. After one of these “drumline battles” occur, all of the school is talking about how much they enjoyed watching them for weeks leading up to the next “battle”. Our goal is to be able to purchase new Yamaha Marching drums and Randall-May Carriers which are known to last very long and keep the same quality throughout its lifespan. This equipment will cost roughly $10,000 and we will be able to fundraise a portion of the total cost. With better equipment, the drumline would be able to perform to a higher level than ever before. 

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