Central American school marching bands?
August 30, 2012 4:51 PM Subscribe
Private school drum-focused marching bands in central America-- what kind of music is that? Where can I read more about it? Where can I find examples online?
posted by empath to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm continuously amazed by how good the drummers are in school marching bands in central America, even in out of the way rural communities (maybe even especially there).
Is there a particular genre of music they play, or more than one style? Particular standards, or does each school or region have their own songs? I've only seen a few of them in parades, but listening to them practice, they have these incredible and complex rhythms that I really have a hard time breaking down in my mind, so i'd like to know more about them, or even just have good recordings to listen to.
Bonus: anyone from central America who has played in one of these bands want to share some knowledge about how it's taught and how they're used culturally?