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Post by handdrummer » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:41 pm

That's some serious shite!!!!!
Thank you for posting.
The difference between when I played in drum corps and now is like a single engine plane compared to a jet. The technical development is astounding.

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Post by Nereus » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:14 pm

Incredible, and not a computer in sight!
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Post by RCer » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:11 pm

Amazing. Thanks for sharing that.

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Post by pharvey » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:55 pm

Superb. :thumb:

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Post by HHTel » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:59 pm

Excellent display. They do it so much better than us Brits can do. The same to be said for the US rifle drill exhibitions.

But we are good at some things..... The RN field gun competition for example.

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Post by Big Boy » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:41 am

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They do it so much better than us Brits can do.
I couldn't disagree more. A long time ago, my daughter's boyfriend told us he was in a band. Aren't most young lads in a band?

It used to baffle me why he had to travel to Dagenham most weekends for practice. It baffled me even more when I learnt his instrument wasn't a guitar or drums, it was a French Horn.

Then he invited us all up to Sixfields Stadium in Northampton to watch him compete.

I will never forget what I saw that day. There was marching band after marching band, each equally as good as these guys, and many incredibly better. His band did a set from Les Miserables, which blew everybody away. They were brilliant, using the entire stadium playing surface as well. Their reward was an invitation to tour and compete in similar competitions in the States, where they had further success.

So yes, the guys in the video are good, but I can't accept the Brits can't do it - I've seen it with my own eyes.
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Post by Nereus » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:18 am

So yes, the guys in the video are good, but I can't accept the Brits can't do it - I've seen it with my own eyes.
Absolutely agree! When I was still living in Australia, the New Years Day ritual was to watch the Edinburgh Tattoo on TV.
It was recorded, as that is not the date of the actual event. If you have never seen a platoon demonstrating with fixed bayonets, then you have missed something unique. The massed pipes and drums will make your hair stand on end, even if you do not like bagpipes! I think that they also used to do a demonstration with Land Rovers / small personnel carriers in precision manoeuvring. :thumb:
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Post by Dannie Boy » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:47 am

Similar is the Royal Tournament where various branches of the military perform various maneuvers with a 12 pounder field gun - these guys are equally impressive

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Post by HHTel » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:58 am

I think you'll find the field gun competition was specifically the RN. Sadly the Royal Tournament is no more. Can't remember when the last one was but it was a few years ago.

I've spent a while on youtube looking for drum exhibitions by the British military. The drum corps of the Royal Marines seem the best we have and even then they were playing second fiddle to the Secret Drum Corps.

Likewise with the 'Rifle Throwing'. The yanks seem to have that.

I've been to several tattoos, including the Edinburgh Tattoo, and always found them spectacular. I'm not knocking the British Military (I spent several years in the RN) but in those two particular skills, we are not the best. The Royal Marines Band is probably one of the best military bands in the world.

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Post by Big Boy » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:41 am

As I've said, there are, or at least there were UK (non-military) marching bands, who were mainly teenagers that would knock spots off these guys. I did record the tournament, but that was on videotape, which has long gone. I've Googled it, but only came up with American equivalents.

I was truly gobsmacked at the skills these UK kids put on display at Sixfields Stadium.
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Post by HHTel » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:13 pm

Talking of marching bands, google 'Kyoto Tachibana'. They are a 'high school' marching/dancing band. They travel all over the world. I've never found anyone to match them. Around 110 in the band (mostly girls) and there are umpteen videos on youtube. How they do what they do and play instruments at the same time is beyond me.

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Post by Big Boy » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:40 pm

I've been wading through YouTube, and I think the band I'm thinking of could be Dagenham Crusaders, but I can't find the show I'm talking about. There are some good performances there though, but none as good as I remember Les Miserables. Then again, I'm getting old now.
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Post by Thistle » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:42 pm

The original post/video was exceptionally good,as several members have commented upon.I personally think the precision was excellent,and still enjoy watching and have forwarded to several friends.
Lets stay with the original post,the tittle was "Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2018.
Start a new thread,as the MODS like to say,about marching bands,why take away something which was,and has been appreciated worldwide.I am aware they are Swiss, same nationality as one of the lovable forum members,still awaiting his comments.

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Post by JWWhite » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:59 am

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