The Sound of Drums
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Joined 09-22-07, id: 1382106, Profile Updated: 09-17-12
Author has written 3 stories for Marching Band.

About Me:

Well, I'm going to start with the most important thing first: I am a two-time WGI World Champion. The first gold medal was won with my high school, and the second one was won with the independent drumline that I'm currently in. Needless to say, it is very awesome to have two WGI medals hanging on my corkboard in my dorm room.

I am currently a sophomore in college, and I've been writing fanfiction since my freshman year of high school. I've been on and off on the site over the years, although it's been a vey long time since I've contributed anything new to my current fanfiction "Elemental." I hope that will change. I originally was a music major although I switched to nursing after realizing that despite my love of music it wasn't the only thing I wanted to do with my life. I am minoring in music instead.

I have been involved with indoor drumline for five seasons now. I absolutely love the activity, and I love playing marimba. I was on marimba all through high school, although this year I played vibe with the independent drumline I'm in. If everything goes as planned, I'll hopefully be on marimba next year. :) Outside of performing, I also teach a high school pit. They tend to do really well in the local competition circuit, and the kids are definitely my babies.

Because drumline is essentially my life, most of the characters in my fanfictions tend to be based off of the people I've come across in the drumline activity, although names are always changed. Situtations are almost always made up in my head.

Outside of the realm of music, I like writing (obviously), photography, and listening to music of all sorts (at the current moment, I've been listening to a lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Blink 182). I LOVE LOVE LOVE the show "Firefly" and also enjoy "Dexter" and "The Venture Brothers". "Once Upon a Time" isn't bad either.

Anywho, I've been ranting a while, so I shall let you get back to whatever you were doing before, which was hopefully reading one of my fanfictions.

Until next time,

The Sound of Drums

P.S. I love reviews, and I love PMs... so feel free to send me a message sometime if you want to chat :D


9/17/12: Big changes again. Did editing on all the remaining chapters. I cut out plot devices involving cat/drumline mascot, and merged together chapter 16 and 17. Content of chapter 18 (now 17) changed, 19 (now 18) stayed relatively the same. Removed chapter 20 - it's going to end up in a series of shorts called Tales from the Drumline Closetor something like that. On to writing new content (yay!)

8/14/12: I've edited chapters 11 - 15. No major changes this time, just some wording and minor details that needed to be fixed (such as when events happened during the story time line). With the new job I got at my university's information desk, I haven't had a great deal of time to write. Expect major changes in the last five chapters I need to edit.

5/16/12: I edited chapters 6 - 10. Chapter seven was changed a great deal in terms of plot and back story. Author notes are still the same for the sake of nostalgia, although I took out some explanatory stuff that was no longer relevant to the story after I edited it. I'm hoping to finish editing everything else by next week so I can start posting new chapters.

3/3/12: I edited the first five chapters and got rid of the chapter titles because I felt they were kind of silly. Expect complete rewrites of the next two or so chapters, and then minor editing on the rest of them. I kept the original author's notes for no particular reason. Hopefully I'll be updating more soon.

5/13/11: This is absolutely shameful. I cannot believe that I have been away this long without posting something. Well, I'm back for good now (until college starts at least - then things will get sporadic) so I'll be updating soon. Check my newest chapter for important news about Elemental's future.

11/23/09: After a very, very long time, I've finally returned. Hopefully I'll get something posted soon :)

1/26/09: Elemental has received 50 reviews, and gotten over 2,000 hits.

1/10/09: Happy New Year! Elemental has reached its sweet 16, so expect a surprise in the next chapter.

11/17/08: I'm baaack! I'm so sorry for the long wait! But I've finally got time to write which means more updates for all of you. :) Keep reviewing!

3/23/08: I'm proud to say that after many long months, Janie's Got a Gun is finally complete! I'd like to thank everyone who reviewed, especially Closetbrilliance who reviewed every darn chapter! Although I'm sad to see Zach and Janie leave (they're almost like my children, however messed up they may be), I'm excited to continue Hello, Goodbye Hopefully, I'll have plenty of time to write as school is starting to come to an end. Thanks again everyone!


Elemental: Chapter 20

Janie's Got a Gun: Complete!

Talise Mallethands: Chapter 1. On hiatus!

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Marching Band for Morons by PhantomPenguin reviews
COMPLETE! Anything and everything that you could possibly want to know about marching band, comprised into a satirical parady of a how-to book.
Marching Band - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 15 - Words: 24,249 - Reviews: 441 - Favs: 172 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 7/30/2015 - Published: 12/22/2007 - Complete
A Due by Sugary Snicket reviews
a due: meant to be played as a duet. Music, they say, is the language of love. But who could ever have expected a quarter note to fall in love with a musician? More of a short Generic Bandfic than a short Marching Band fic.
Marching Band - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,017 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/29/2007 - Complete
A Marching Season To Remember by Justg0ttawrite reviews
Ella has just returned from summer ready for marching season to start. She returns to the Pit for marching season, even though she wishes she could march trumpet. And she soons finds something she thought she'd never find until after she was out of School
Marching Band - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,611 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/20/2007 - Published: 6/9/2007
The 12 days of Christmas:Band Style! by piratewitch92 reviews
Me and my fluffie friend were bored... on a bus.... singing carols with the band..... BE AFRAID!
Marching Band - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 399 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/2/2007
The Band Room by SoBeLizard reviews
If only, if only the woodpecker sighs, my beautiful lovely, if only, if only...
Marching Band - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 700 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 5 - Published: 10/27/2000
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Elemental reviews
Ever since the two schools opened, there has been an undeniable rivalry between the Eastwood and Stonewall drumlines. When Jared has to move during indoor drumline season, alliances are questioned and complete chaos follows. Updates: Edited chapters
Marching Band - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 36,216 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 5/13/2011 - Published: 11/25/2007
Janie's Got a Gun reviews
Zach, the lead snare in the marching band, never seems to stay with a girl for long. But what happens when he finally falls for a girl who's exactly like him? Rating for some themes and language. Updates: Chapter 9. Now complete.
Marching Band - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,756 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/23/2008 - Published: 9/25/2007 - Complete
Talise Mallethands reviews
Talise is like most girls... only she has mallets instead of hands. When her creator dies, she wanders off into sport-obsessed suburbia, and a kind family takes her in. Can she learn to fit in, or will her musical talents shine in the end? Updates: Chpt 1
Marching Band - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,221 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/14/2008