The Band Quotes in Drumline (2002)


The Band Quotes:

  • Dr. Lee: Good morning.

    The Band: Good morning.

    Dr. Lee: Good morning to music. Good morning and welcome to Atlanta A&T University marching band training. The next two weeks will be your introduction and possibly induction into a great marching band legacy. If you are here, it's because you believe in musicianship. If you are here it's because you believe in Coltrane, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, and the elements known as Earth, Wind, and Fire. If you are here, it's because you have a fervent, unequivocal belief in teamwork.

    [Several students just arrive at the A&T field]

    Dr. Lee: And if you wish to remain here, you better start believing in being on time.

    [looks at Ernest]

    Dr. Lee: You...

    [points to him]

    Dr. Lee: who's your roommate?

    Ernest: Uh, Devon... Miles, sir.

    Dr. Lee: [looks at Devon, walks off the platform, and approaches him] Eyes front!

    Devon: Hey, what's up, Dr. Lee?

    Dr. Lee: It's all good, Mr. Miles, glad to have you here.

    Devon: Thank you, sir.

    Dr. Lee: Why was he late?

    Devon: I, um... guess he overslept.

    Dr. Lee: Well, why didn't you wake him?

    Devon: I'm not his mother, sir.

    Dr. Lee: I asked Mr. Miles why his roommate was late, he says he guesses he overslept. I asked, "Why didn't you wake him?" and he says he is not his mother. Section leaders, what is our concept?

    SeanTuba Section LeaderSax Section LeaderTrumpet Section Leader: One band, one sound!

    Dr. Lee: One band, one sound. When one of us is late, we are all late. When one of us looks or sounds bad, we all look and sound bad. So what's the concept?

    The Band: One band, one sound.

    Dr. Lee: Now I want ten laps from those who are not their roommates' mama.

  • Dr. Lee: Alright A&T, check up.

    [the band gathers]

    Dr. Lee: Okay... the radio is off now. It's time for some real music. When you get out there today, I only want you to do one thing... and that is enjoy playing with your bandmates. So what's the con...

    The Band: ONE BAND, ONE SOUND!

    Dr. Lee: Alright. It's showtime!

  • Buck Wild: If you're up for marching band training, gather 'round. Take a good look at this man. This black Adonis is known as God's gift, A.K.A. Double G. You will know him and call him such from this day forward. I'm Buck Wild. We are your drum majors. Starting tomorrow, white T-shirts at all times. It'll help us identify you as a crab who knows absolutely nothing. Maybe you'll one day have the honor and privilege to wear the school colors. But for now, you're as blank as the white T-shirts you'll be wearing. Understand?

    The Band: Yes sir.

    Buck Wild: UNDERSTAND?

    The Band: YES SIR!

    Buck Wild: Get up to your dorms. Get well-acquainted with the rule book. Dinner is at 6 o' clock in the cafeteria. And after that is night-night. You're dismissed!

    Devon: Man, I ain't trying to have no curfew. But I know this spot where the girls are supposed to be banging. Y'all dance?

    Ernest: Yeah!

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