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5 American teenagers showcased their drum skills in their high school talent show-- (slyt) Teen walks onstage for talent show. When friends join, routine is unlike anything you've likely seen.
BOOM Baby!

Nigel, Dylan, Matt, Elias, and Jordan formed a group known as “The Hot Scots,” and they competed in the 2011 Lake Howell High School talent show by performing this drumline routine.
posted by shockingbluamp (23 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice
posted by BentFranklin at 10:18 PM on March 20


They are not terrible
posted by PinkMoose at 10:20 PM on March 20 [3 favorites]


percussion makes me the happiest of basically..... anything
posted by WidgetAlley at 10:36 PM on March 20 [6 favorites]


Stop the presses – an actual YouTube comment that made me laugh: "They ‘kilt’ it!!" True enough.
Wonder if any of the boys still hang out together (or still show off drumming) six years later.
posted by LeLiLo at 10:52 PM on March 20 [2 favorites]


I die.

Srsly. Marching bandish type drums (no marching required) makes me irrationally happy.
posted by greermahoney at 11:06 PM on March 20 [1 favorite]


Gat DAMN.
posted by scaryblackdeath at 11:25 PM on March 20 [1 favorite]


I have seen this before, but I am not disappointed to have seen it again. It's a tight performance.
posted by mosk at 12:05 AM on March 21


Decent!

('up next' was 'Top Secret Drum Core' which is both more and a little more than I had expected. No offense, but the Swiss are not moderate in their devotion to (creepily Calvinist) precision)
posted by From Bklyn at 1:15 AM on March 21 [2 favorites]


omg the trolling
posted by divabat at 2:14 AM on March 21


+1 for the Rick Roll
posted by chavenet at 2:38 AM on March 21 [4 favorites]


I'm guessing they don't wanna work...
posted by Samizdata at 3:25 AM on March 21 [4 favorites]


No offense, but the Swiss are not moderate in their devotion to (creepily Calvinist) precision)

There's quite a bit of selection bias there, your average small village fasnacht drummer isn't sent to the tattoo.
posted by effbot at 5:17 AM on March 21


The kids are alright.
posted by jferg at 5:26 AM on March 21 [2 favorites]


I like them using one another's sticks as the percussion instruments for a couple of beats around the 1:25 mark. Nothing makes me happier than this sort of thing, where are bunch of performers suddenly becomes a team rather than a mess of individuals. You see the same thing maybe thirty seconds into this Stomp clip.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:17 AM on March 21 [2 favorites]


Seems like a poor man's version of this.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 6:49 AM on March 21 [1 favorite]


Our mancub is the section leader for percussion in his school band. I can't wait to show the drum line kids this video after practice. (They've probably seen it. I'm apparently so old that I can't find the cool things on the internets before the kids have already watched it enough times they're already bored with it.)
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet at 7:43 AM on March 21 [1 favorite]


What a perfect piece of drum choreography.

Delightful!
posted by Faintdreams at 8:14 AM on March 21


I miss synchronized team events such as this.
posted by RolandOfEld at 8:52 AM on March 21


I hereby declare that this thread is now a place to dump your best drumline routine links so I can continue to rock out for the rest of the afternoon.
posted by Rock Steady at 10:26 AM on March 21 [1 favorite]


> I hereby declare that this thread is now a place to dump your best drumline routine links so I can continue to rock out for the rest of the afternoon.

Les Tambours Du Bronx
posted by farlukar at 2:09 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]


I have such a soft spot for earnest high school talent show acts that are legitimately good while also making me laugh. This did not disappoint.
posted by mostly vowels at 3:46 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]


Top Secret Drum Core - things start getting a little strange halfway through.
posted by divabat at 7:34 PM on March 21 [4 favorites]


things start getting a little strange halfway through

My ear kept wanting to hear the "Mortal Kombat!!!" bit from this 'classic'.
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:18 AM on March 22


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