Our 19-year-old girl drummer playing "Sing, Sing, Sing" on calfskin WFLs in front of 1500.

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I'm not easily impressed, but this is really great! You should be really proud! I'm also impressed with the entire ensemble. I've heard many "professional" bands play Sing, Sing, Sing, but this group really nails it! That, plus it's just great to hear younger players acknowledging our past Big Band groups. Well done!

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Great band, great drummer and great audience BUT you can barley hear the drums.
 

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Refreshing to see the vast majority immersed in dancing and good ol' analog humanity instead of watching the show through phone screens like robots. Maybe Gen Z will save humankind from the Millennials!
 
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Great band, great drummer and great audience BUT you can barley hear the drums.
I thought she projected well, given the apparently spartan sound reinforcement.
Unfortunately due to technical issues, we had to use (poor quality audio) from one of the camcorders that was placed on stage next to the heckling crowd. There is also a phone video where you can hear the drums better since it was right in front of the main speaker:
 

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Very well done! It was nice to see and hear the proper sounding cowbell for this piece.
 

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Unfortunately due to technical issues, we had to use (poor quality audio) from one of the camcorders that was placed on stage next to the heckling crowd. There is also a phone video where you can hear the drums better since it was right in front of the main speaker:
If the crowd in front of the stage has a blast in the moment, that's all that really matters. Quality of capture doesn't really matter much, IMO. It can't put you there in front of the stage, feeling that excitement. At best it can show you what the people there were feeling, which doesn't require bass frequencies.
 

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Thanks for sharing...she kills it...and the audience and camera work really help sell it.
I assume this was a HS or College band.

Where was this (I'm in MA as well)....
 

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Thanks for sharing...she kills it...and the audience and camera work really help sell it.
I assume this was a HS or College band.

Where was this (I'm in MA as well)....
Glad you like! The Beantown Swing Orchestra is actually a pro band with most of its players aged 16-22. Almost all were recruited while in high school or middle school and trained on Swing Era music performance using pre-WWII instruments. The show was at Crane's Beach in Ipswich on August 6. Here are more videos from the event if you are interested!
 

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Boy those drums "sang, sang, sang!" Leedys or?
 


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