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Tale of a Drum Line [Kindle Edition]

Lee Rudnicki , Scott Johnson
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The incredibly chaotic and inspiring tale of the 1993 Santa Clara Vanguard drum line.

Tale of a Drum Line is not a product of the Vanguard or Drum Corps International, and no endorsement or affiliation with any of the foregoing is to be implied from its contents.

Please fasten your seatbelt securely around your waist and read the enclosed safety instructions for your maximum enjoyment of this story.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 1708 KB
  • Print Length: 65 pages
  • Publisher: Broken Ocean Entertainment, LLC; 7.0 edition (November 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007JWCR7Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #259,653 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes miracles do happen. May 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
But in this case, the miracle was a result of a group of people absolutely refusing to give up.
A close friend of mine marched in this drumline, and so I was able to gain a different perspective than most people who will read this story. I know that this was probably the most significant summer of his life. This is a wonderful story, and you don't have to be a drum corps member (or fan, for that matter) to enjoy it. This is not a story about drum corps, it's a story of how to live a dream.
This is a well-written story by a talented writer. Lee Rudnicki has a unique perspective on life and the entertainment industry, and knows how to tell a story. I can't wait to read his next work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great insight into an amazing drum line April 9, 2012
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Awesome read and "look into" an era of a corps that is sometimes described as the "Dark Years." I never bought into that description and was happy to read about one of my favorite SCV shows. Granted, the corps didn't win many (any?) awards, but the drum line (obviously the focus of the story) that year turned out awesome and had that unmistakable Vanguard vibe. Reading about the journey is a must if you're anything more than a casual fan of DCI.

My only complaint (not the right word, really) is that it would've been nice to have some more dialogue, which I understand may have been hard to faithfully reconstruct given that the events took place as early as Fall 1992. Also, some insight into the design process for the drum music would've been interesting. Basically, more stuff to let us know that the members "made it", regardless of what the judges thought.

Bottom line, this is well-worth the money and is a great read. It has been well-edited so there's never that let-down of seeing missed punctuation, improper grammar, or misspelled words.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for Drum Corps fans March 19, 2012
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As someone who was participating in Drum & Bugle Corps in the early 1990s, I've always been curious what went on behind the scenes with 1993's Santa Clara Vanguard. As such, this proved a really interesting read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars needed a little more... February 14, 2014
By Mel
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Needed a little more. Started out good, but I wish you could have mentioned more of the kids in he drumline, and what THEY were feeling...went through
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well done, guys.! January 11, 2014
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A very brave story...., they demonstrated that it is possible to recover from difficult times when we make the necessary efforts. Kudos.!
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Lee Rudnicki is an entertainment lawyer, producer, and writer in Los Angeles. Lee has a law degree from the University of San Francisco, a music degree from San Jose State, a Certificate in Screenwriting from UCLA and studied international law at Trinity College, Ireland and Charles University, Prague. Before law school, Lee was a world-class rudimental drummer and drum line instructor.

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