My name is Marisa Spevak. I've marched Colts in 2011, Phantom Regiment in 2012 - 2013 and I am currently playing marimba for the Blue Devils in the 2014 season :) I play in the front ensemble and I love band. Teaching band. Writing for band. Playing band. Watching band. Music is how I stay happy.

 

I was so mad this only got one note last night when i fell asleep.. I wake up to 153. Thats more like it lol

I was so mad this only got one note last night when i fell asleep.. I wake up to 153. Thats more like it lol

Anonymous asked
If my mallet makes a clicking sound when it hits the bars, what does that mean?

thelastmellophone:

spevakpercussion:

thelastmellophone:

spevakpercussion:

The shaft part of your mallet is hitting the bar ;) Your wrist is probably just a little too low.

okay but what if my mallet unravels when I use it should I unplug it

Unplug immediately and keep away from water

*EMERGENCY* I rinsed them off immediately what do i do now

*this message will explode in 10 seconds*

Anonymous asked
If my mallet makes a clicking sound when it hits the bars, what does that mean?

thelastmellophone:

spevakpercussion:

The shaft part of your mallet is hitting the bar ;) Your wrist is probably just a little too low.

okay but what if my mallet unravels when I use it should I unplug it

Unplug immediately and keep away from water

Anonymous asked
Ah, damn. It's happening with my wunderlichs :(

Haha well hey ill be playing with those a lot this summer so ask me in july how they’re holding up and ill give you an update lolol

fuckyeahdrumline:

saxoguitarolinist:

Pedestrians always have the right of way, unless they’re Blue Devils.

Blue Devils have the rite of way.

Anonymous asked
No I mean like i've checked that lol. Like when the head hits it, and the head only there's like a clicking in the mallet head. does this mean it's snapped somewhere in the head of the mallet?

Oh! Yeah probably. Especially if they’re older mallets. Curse the mallet click man. It’s annoying.

capnkeegan:

hydeparkboot:

drewbenudiz:

Where are the marching arts? Part 1: DCI

Realistically Boston Crusaders should be in Florida.

the floridah crusadahs

The Boston Crusaders from Miami, Florida.

Anonymous asked
If my mallet makes a clicking sound when it hits the bars, what does that mean?

The shaft part of your mallet is hitting the bar ;) Your wrist is probably just a little too low.

believe-in-all-the-magic:

synthbass13:


He was punched by another member during the fucking ballad. That must be one HELL of a ballad.


Drum corps not fun corps

believe-in-all-the-magic:

synthbass13:

He was punched by another member during the fucking ballad. That must be one HELL of a ballad.

Drum corps not fun corps

(Source: mel-heisler-is-a-bad-friend)

becksisghost asked
I saw the opportunity and seized it.

I’m revealing you to the world.