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BASS DRUMMERS WANTED!

Have you ever wanted to strap a big drum to your chest, and hit it as hard as you can? Of course you have! We are in search of some dedicated individuals who can keep a beat and have the drive and dedication to be a part of this amazing group. (We're also looking for individuals who are interested in Snare, Tenor, Cymbals, and Flags as well!) We practice every Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:00pm and every Sunday from 10:30am-1:00pm. Meet us at 232 SE Oak Street, and find out what it takes to be a part of our bad-ass bass crew!

Email info@lastregiment.com for more info.


The Last Regiment is one of the few remaining active syncopated drum corps. It was formed in September 1998 by Greg Odell in the hopes of continuing a style of drumming that incorporates both military style rudiments with "street beat" rhythms borne out of Long Beach, California.


What is syncopation?

syncopation (sĭng'kəpā`shən, sĭn'-) [New Gr.,=cut off ], in music, the accentuation of a beat that normally would be weak according to the rhythmic division of the measure. Although the normally strong beat is not usually effaced by the process, there are occasions when the natural rhythmic structure is entirely altered, the syncopation being so elaborate and persistent that the actual metrical structure is obliterated aurally. Occasional syncopation is present in music of all types and in all periods.