So. Did Bossy ever tell you that her son is Captain of his high school Marching Band Drumline? He is. The other thing Bossy wanted to mention is he’s the Captain. Of the whole Drumline. And yadda yadda drumline. Drumline blah. Anyone want to see a short clip of Bossy’s son rocking the cadence? It’s short. And if you watch until the end you can see him doing Captainy things. He’s the one in the middle. Which is such a coincidence because that’s where the Captain of the drumline stands!
Grandma J saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:04 am
Bossy must be very proud of Captain! That was nice!
Nilsa S. saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:06 am
Ooooh, Bossy’s son gets some of his 15 minutes of fame. YouTube favorite anyone? Nice job!
JMC saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:08 am
That is GREAT! I love drumlines.
Missy saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:18 am
I didn’t know high school kids did that. You lost me with all that ‘drumline’ business.
But that was very impressive. I am impressed.
Kristabella saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:28 am
I was in marching band (alto sax). And I used to love the cadence.
And I love the movie Drumline.
chocolatechic saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:28 am
He did a great job.
I must also say that Bossy doesn’t look old enough to have a son in high school.
Biddy saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:42 am
wait…so, he’s the captain? is that what you’re saying? i couldn’t really understand 🙂
p.s. i still think bossy needs to send McCaptain to Texas!
Lyssa Ireland Thomas saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:42 am
I was in the band in high school (color guard) and the drumline consisted of the hotties! The Captain had his choice of the chicks. Good luck with that Bossy!
Dara saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:46 am
Bossy’s son rocks the drums. Seriously, were you like 12 when you had him? Please mention your brand of moisturizer in your next post….
I am getting a drum set for my five year old daughter for Christmas….oh, the sweet, sweet sounds of cadence.
I should have my head examined.
Evolving saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:50 am
Ahhh….That boy gets cooler and cooler with every post. If I had a baby girl sometime soon, could he marry her? How can I become part of your family. Seriously.
Mrs. G. saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:54 am
It’s nice to see a white boy with some rhythm…he’s a cutie bossy. He’s got his momma’s good looks.
Pocklock saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:57 am
That was AWESOME! He looks so confident and proud. He looked like he could’ve played that in his sleep. Such talent!
Miss Britt saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:59 am
Does he let Bossy where the hat?
Ms. Karen saysNovember 29, 2007 at 11:04 am
Wow, that drumline is GOOD! I’ll be it has a lot to do with the captain being all captain-y and everything. Right?
Seriously, they ARE good. Kudos to all of them (and their fearless captain).
Howard saysNovember 29, 2007 at 11:14 am
It made me start a bonfire in the middle of the office, strip down to my loincloth and dance in honor of the pagan drum gods and goddesses.
THAT’S how good it was.
Except that you probably have an image of me in a loin cloth. Sorry about that.
Strizz saysNovember 29, 2007 at 11:30 am
Love the videos, although I feel your Bossy cover was a little half hearted. Maybe a little more passion next time k? And if Dooce didn’t love us she wouldn’t post anymore. At least that is what I tell myself as I wait for the email that never comes.
Crystal D saysNovember 29, 2007 at 11:34 am
Wow Bossy, that was very impressive! The drums are to coolest part of the band and Bossy’s Big Drummer Boy is the CAPTAIN of the coolest part so Big Drummer Boy must be the coolest in the whole band.
Does BDB want to play in college? I love a good pre-game band show.
Audubon Ron saysNovember 29, 2007 at 11:36 am
Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Tracy saysNovember 29, 2007 at 11:38 am
As a former band geek… In my day.. it called the Drum Major.. ROCK ON!
Me Thinks saysNovember 29, 2007 at 11:44 am
Me Thinks Bossy is the one screaming loudest.
Seriously, that ROCKED! Your boy must take after his great grandfather.
Now I want to go learn to play the drums…
Momo Fali saysNovember 29, 2007 at 11:49 am
Man, I’m just glad he wasn’t sitting on a stool, on a high platform while doing that. He certainly would’ve fallen head over ass.
I’m sure he wants to be a college drummer for The Best Damn Band In The Land (Google it), and then when Bossy comes to town to visit she can sleep in my kid’s bunk bed.
annie saysNovember 29, 2007 at 11:53 am
That is HOT!
Ew! I’m sorry, is Bossy’s Son 18 yet?
I love drums. Drums are the most primal and ancient instrument.
Does your son wanna be a Rock Star? Drummers always get a bad rap, stuck at the back of the stage and shit, fighting for attention. I’m always into the drums.
Nancy saysNovember 29, 2007 at 11:58 am
Thanks for sharing.
Ree (the other Ree) saysNovember 29, 2007 at 12:00 pm
I love me some drumline. I’m thinking Bossy’s son should come perform for us when she brings that doggie to my house.
joeinvegas saysNovember 29, 2007 at 12:07 pm
Oh yes, Very Captainy. And probably very loud inside. Poor Bossy Ears, and with all of that local screaming too.
Moi saysNovember 29, 2007 at 12:10 pm
I was a BQ through high school & college. I LOVE the drumline. Yes, I do.
Jennifer saysNovember 29, 2007 at 12:11 pm
How cool is that! You must be so proud!
Mrs. Who saysNovember 29, 2007 at 12:23 pm
Oooooh, fond memories of high school! I was a flag twirler and those beatin’ drums still make me want to march!
And I second the opinions of those above who say you do not look old enough to have a high school student.
Karen saysNovember 29, 2007 at 12:24 pm
I’ve noticed that drumline is a pretty big deal in these here parts, but in other regions of the country? Not so much.
BTW, the Cougars/Panthers/Evil Marmots or whatever, they rock. Especially the captain. Awesome, and I know me some drumline.
Laurie Foolery saysNovember 29, 2007 at 12:35 pm
I’m proud of him FOR Bossy. I was a perennial Band Geek in a small town with a wimpy band. We had no huge drumline (but the drum cadence was still pretty cool). Drum cadences always affect me against my will — in fact, I am at parade attention as we speak, knees locked and ready to pass out. Someone please release me?
Rickey Henderson saysNovember 29, 2007 at 12:39 pm
So he’s a drummer huh? Like in drumline? Rickey applauds this development.
Kristin saysNovember 29, 2007 at 12:40 pm
AWE! Bossy’s son ROCKS the quads!!! Maybe Bossy should get drummer boy a bigger, more captainy plume for Christmas. 🙂
Noelle saysNovember 29, 2007 at 1:14 pm
YouTube will not let me watch. So sad. I was captain of the color guard when I was in high school.
rdl saysNovember 29, 2007 at 1:22 pm
That was great, i love it!! My son plays drums in the 8th grade Band. I’d love it if he does this next yr. in HS.
Secret Agent Mama saysNovember 29, 2007 at 1:32 pm
How totally awesome!! I got so into it. 😀
Jen saysNovember 29, 2007 at 1:34 pm
This is so completely cool. Why didn’t I do drumline in High School?! It kicks ass.
Brando saysNovember 29, 2007 at 1:35 pm
Excellent performance, and I love how he asserts his captainhood at the end by having that other guy heel. There can be only one captain who faces the troops!
The Domestic Goddess saysNovember 29, 2007 at 1:38 pm
Thanks for bringing back memories of my band-geek days, some of my fondest memories ever.
Bossy’s son is so flipping talented. And my son wants to be in band someday (he’s currently in first grade). Drat, we missed the indoor-expo thingy last night, eh?
wakeupandsmellthecoffee saysNovember 29, 2007 at 2:00 pm
And I guess that would be none other than Bossy shouting “WOOOOOOOOOO!” He obviously gets his talent from his great-grandpa.
Jake saysNovember 29, 2007 at 2:21 pm
That’s so crazy. Your son is very talented – congrats to him on being captain!
Dennis saysNovember 29, 2007 at 2:36 pm
That was great!
Nice to see so many former band geeks here. My four years of marching band flashed before my eyes as the clip played.
blackbird saysNovember 29, 2007 at 3:06 pm
Geez you get a BOATLOAD of comments.
I don’t know what I find HOTTTTTER: Bossy’s son being the captain OR Bossy’s rather obvious WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO on the video.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that Middle
IS THE DRUMMER IN A REALLY COOL ROCK BAND.
mp saysNovember 29, 2007 at 3:54 pm
First off I was proud FOR Bossy…and I loved the video..and the screaming…
davido saysNovember 29, 2007 at 3:57 pm
Les~ saysNovember 29, 2007 at 5:40 pm
Bossy! Your son is great in his drumline!
[insert lots of woooo hoooos here]
My high school boyfriend was in the Drum & Bugle Corps…I love drumlines! I think I’ve seen that movie Drumline at least 50 times and I hit repeat a lot at the end…
Steve saysNovember 29, 2007 at 6:58 pm
I like his ‘Supermanesque’ cape. Do you make it, Bossy?
qt saysNovember 29, 2007 at 6:59 pm
I am still in shock remembering you have a high school age child!
Congrats to bossy and the captain!
Suzy saysNovember 29, 2007 at 7:02 pm
My Dad was the Drum Major in high school. My sister was the Captain of the Majorettes in high school. I always got in trouble for wearing mini-skirts. Whatev.
I loved the movie Drumline. Best part? When one team walks over to the other team and starts playing on their drums! And then turns their back on them and drops their sticks on the ground. You see, I like trouble.
Saucy saysNovember 29, 2007 at 8:26 pm
Saucy’s son happens to need a drummer for his band. Too bad we don’t live near each other because that would be NEAT!
Emily saysNovember 29, 2007 at 8:27 pm
Awesome! Weird question for Bossy: has Bossy’s son’s band ever played in Victoria, BC in a parade? Because those kicky little uniforms look awfully familiar.
RcktMan saysNovember 29, 2007 at 8:54 pm
That is COOL! Bossy is one proud Momma! 🙂
Mir saysNovember 29, 2007 at 9:21 pm
I’m a little in love with your son now.
I feel dirty.
kate saysNovember 29, 2007 at 9:25 pm
bossy’s son is da bomb.
meleah rebeccah saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:28 pm
That was so Drumline Captin awesomeness. Bossy must be proud.
Lauren saysNovember 29, 2007 at 10:51 pm
OK, THAT was loud. Drums. A great Dane. This blog. Your family doesn’t do anything small, do you?
Kelly saysNovember 29, 2007 at 11:20 pm
Awesome, Kelly was in the drumline in high school, but was only talented enough to play the snare drum (keeping in step was a whole nother ball game)… those were the days… and your sons drumline is like 10 times bigger than mine was… ours was soo small i was like co-co-co-co captain out of about 8… hmmmm… love your posts… and you should be proud of him… is he going to do DCI when he gets out of high school… that would be super cool!!
Joel saysNovember 29, 2007 at 11:26 pm
As a former drum major, I give Bossy’s son an over-choreographed salute that is about 7 seconds longer than it should be and not as cute as it was in the band director’s head.
Lori saysNovember 30, 2007 at 12:34 am
Love your cheering at the beginning and LOVE the musketeer outfits
psychophant saysNovember 30, 2007 at 3:50 am
I’ll bet he has tap tap tapped every surface in your house.
Prof. J. saysNovember 30, 2007 at 6:53 am
Oh Captain, your captain.
Lousie Yeiser saysNovember 30, 2007 at 7:40 am
Awesome, awesome, awesome!
Kristi saysNovember 30, 2007 at 8:07 am
Way cool! Congratulations on your captain! My daughter is in marching band (flute)and we enjoy seeing the shows so much. But drumline is where it’s all at. Gets my hands tapping and head bobbing every time.
Catherine saysNovember 30, 2007 at 8:33 am
My favorite: the obligatory, desultory panning to include the whole line. Other kids, blah blah.
All Adither saysNovember 30, 2007 at 9:54 am
He must be a chick magnet. Those drummers…
Average Jane saysNovember 30, 2007 at 10:03 am
As the wife of a drummer, may I convey how impressed I am. Hubby was just reminiscing about his time in marching band while we watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Apparently horse poop figures prominently in his memories of the experience.
karrie saysNovember 30, 2007 at 11:24 am
This former Quadazon/chick with sticks agrees. Nice chops, Son of Bossy!
Get the boy some vintage Blue Devils dvds for whatever holiday you celebrate. 🙂
WeevilMaw saysNovember 30, 2007 at 11:35 am
My parents were in bands for years-marching bands,rock bands,country bands,gospel bands, praise & worship bands. They always had this opinion that drummers were lacking in intelligence. Now their baby son is what? A drummer. And their pastor is what? A drummer. And their one and only grandson wants to play what in the band? The drums.I love God’s sense of humor.
And that video of Bossy’s DrummerBoy- waywaywayway cool.
Kellyology saysNovember 30, 2007 at 11:52 am
I was in the drum corp also in high school. Glad to see the uniforms haven’t changed at all (in 20 YEARS), right down to the feathered cap. Rock on Captain Son!
karrie saysNovember 30, 2007 at 11:53 am
Also, Son of Bossy needs a recording of the 1989 DCI Worlds. Particularly Santa Clara Vanguard.
Katie saysNovember 30, 2007 at 12:10 pm
Awesome! I love me some band geekiness. Not that playing the drums are geeky. Especially not Bossy’s son. Band geeks rock! (I played the flute. But never went to band camp, so sad.)
heels saysNovember 30, 2007 at 12:29 pm
Drummers are hawt.
Heather saysNovember 30, 2007 at 2:07 pm
Fabulous! Those things look heavy.
Heidi saysNovember 30, 2007 at 2:21 pm
Bossy’s son ROCKS the cape.
Mr Farty saysNovember 30, 2007 at 3:39 pm
As a fan of Karen Carpenter’s drumming, can I just say that was excellent?
Velveteen Mind Megan saysDecember 3, 2007 at 10:54 am
That makes me excited to see my boys grow up rather than always wish they would stay little. He’s so damn cute!
moosh in indy. saysDecember 3, 2007 at 11:28 am
So. many. inappropriate. thoughts.
He’s your kid, I’m your friend.
I feel all Mrs. Robinson.
Wayne saysDecember 3, 2007 at 7:26 pm
What’s the guy over on the left doing halfway through? Lining up a putt?
Keri saysDecember 3, 2007 at 11:53 pm
Okay, seriously? I’m proud of Bossy because, when I was a band mommy? I was unable to get the effing video camera off my own kid. Seriously. It was an affliction. So now I cannot show these videos to anyone else. Because they are pretty much just my kid with the rest of the band going on around her. So good job. Your kid was actually out of the frame for a couple of seconds there. And he was the CAPTAIN! So there would have been no blame should he have been front and center of frame the entire time. Kudos. 🙂
Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You saysDecember 18, 2007 at 3:43 pm
Ok, I’m reallly late, but I wanted to say that is just too cool! Captain and all! But seriously, they’re talented!
Coco saysMay 11, 2010 at 6:11 pm