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Old 02-08-2020, 11:21 PM   #10
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Default Re: Why Don't Drummers March in Solos?

Originally Posted by Dan Bell View Post
The better question is why ANYONE should have to march during a competition.

Plenty of orchestral instruments are also used in marching bands, but nobody expects clarinetists to march around the room then they audition for an orchestra. If we care about the music, forcing pipers to march because it's "tradition," is asinine.
I think for solo pipers, it's a sort of added skill set...or perhaps just one more hurdle. Perhaps it's not fair; perhaps it is...but I've seen many a piper come apart when they march to their solo...err...marches.
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