THE TUMB DRUMLINE
The Tulane University Drumline is an exciting performance section within The Tulane University Marching Band. The mission of the drumline is to provide a solid foundation of percussion education for all levels and to be a reliable staple of pulse and energy for the whole organization and for our audience.
The TUMB drumline combines modern drumline practices and a desire for excellence found in drum corps and competitive drumlines with the more loose performance showmanship traditions associated with New Orleans. They are a great crowd pleaser during Mardi Gras season helping the band and spectators groove and dance on the streets with a wide variety of cadences and beats.
The drumline is headed by Mendel Lee, the TUMB's Operations Manager and Instructional Staff, whose experience as a classical composer and performer comblined with his years of experience marching and teaching numerous high school, collegiate and drum corps drumlines and marching band ensembles nationwide brings an end product that crowds enjoy whilst simultaneously creating a positive experience for the students.
The TUMB Drumline proudly plays on Yamaha marching drums and is endorsed by Innovative Percussion Mallets and Sticks and Evans drumheads. Check out some of our drumline videos below, and be sure to visit our YouTube Channel for new videos throughout the year!