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    Just wondering what term you use?

    Here on Camano Island , heavily influenced (I guess) by SFU / RMM, we say Mid Section - but I have been told the term Bass Section is more commonly used (this is the reason for the Forum's name)

    What do you say / call 'it'?
    Why?
    :humm:

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    Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

    we call it the bass section

    why people call it the mid section i don't know?
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    • #3
      Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

      I don't particularly have a personal preference for one term or the other, although I can understand the affection for the traditional term 'bass section' and the catch all term 'mid section'.

      Is it just a regional thing depending on where you are based in the world? Does it matter?

      Like the song goes... Potato, potato, tomato, tomato, let's call the whole thing off...
      "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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      • #4
        Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

        Scott, do you think its called a midsection because it is in the middle of the band? And we are section unto ourselves but also part of the greater whole?

        but hey, I'm all for calling it the Mitchsection!
        It's Still All About Me! I put the "cha" in Chocolate!

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        • #5
          Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

          Me... I don't really have a preference. Most of the folks around me call it Mid-Section or Midsection or "mid section". It seems to me that the "midsection" this is 'cuz we're in the middle!

          Now, "Mitchsection" is simply out of the question and "Tupperware section" implies other things entirely.

          Formally, it is still the "bass and tenor section of the drum corps". That seems to be out of favor with some folks as this implies that members of that section are drummers. I think there are a fair number that forget that - some of them with clipboards.
          Pete
          FUBAR Highlanders P&D
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          • #6
            Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

            Bass section or mid-section...doesn't matter to me. However, mid-section might imply that the side drummers are the rear-section.

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            • #7
              Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

              Actually I combine both the tenors and the bass and call it "heavy section" as for the functional aspect of that part of that group.

              They produce the "big beats" of the band, set up the rhythmical approach to the music and therefor produce - physically speaking - the most energetic noise-waves of the band because of the usage of lower frequencies.

              That's why I use the term "heavy section".
              Rhythm is life and life is rhythm...

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              • #8
                Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

                I have heard both and they are used both as frequently over here on the mainland of Europe. As far as preference, I don't really have one. I guess in our band we take about the 'drum section'. That way nobody feels left out.

                Monique
                Monique Ros
                Highland Valley Pipes & Drums
                Utrecht, The Netherlands
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                • #9
                  Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

                  Even our bass drummer refers to that section as the "mid section".

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

                    Well, everyone in my band refers to it as the "mid-section."

                    But whatever works..... :humm:
                    "That's the Scots for you, we moan when we don't get it, and we complain when we do get it, so really, we're pretty hard to please."

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

                      It is called the mid-section because the pipes are
                      in front Then the bass and tenor drums then the snares. Because we are in the middle of the band that is why it is referred to as the mid-section.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

                        Originally posted by Celticmitch:
                        but hey, I'm all for calling it the Mitchsection!
                        Well, why not? It's all about Mitch!!
                        "Double milk for the kid!"

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                        • #13
                          Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

                          I have always known it as the bass section and have never known it as anything else that works for me as for mid section sounds too close to bacon


                          drummers are pipers labourers

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                          • #14
                            Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

                            Originally posted by Trevor Buckley:
                            I have always known it as the bass section and have never known it as anything else that works for me as for mid section sounds too close to bacon
                            Maybe we should call it "bacon-section" then
                            Rhythm is life and life is rhythm...

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                            • #15
                              Re: Bass Sections? Mid Sections?

                              Hmmm?
                              "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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