Morris Brown's band even gets rapper to perform during their routine. Things are going fine even when it's revealed that Devon can't read music and is demoted to P4. Now you're at his house alone and you can't seem to resist the attraction you have for him. Sean later challenges Devon to take a solo in his first game, believing the freshman will panic and be embarrassed in front of everyone. Although Devon is still not playing for the band, he cannot give up his drumming. Lee have to get over their pride in order to save the day. It also gives an outlook on college life.
And it's of course all thanks to Devon and Sean. Lee finds himself and the future of his band program in jeopardy, so he kicks Devon off the drumline, and forces him to take basic music courses. Or do you remember that Orlando Jones from Sleepy Hollow plays Devon's strict but ultimately smart and open marching band instructor Dr. Jordan Calloway, , and co-star. The two competing drum lines tradeoff playing times and for their last performance the number one band marches literally right into Devon and his drum line's face and plays on their drums in addition to their own - ending with tossing their drum sticks right at Devon's drum line.
Lee who decides they will be used during the Classic. One day during practice, Sean asks Devon to play a new piece of music for the drumline. The two drummers present their idea for an entrance cadence to Dr. Though Devon is still not playing for the band, he cannot give up his drumming. Morris Brown was a good sport to allow its bandmaster to be portrayed as the villain.
Devon also meets a dancer by the name of. Lee and his band are able to succeed, while their rival, the flashy band director, fails. They lend a good degree of reality to what is a somewhat predictable, artificial storyline. Additional tension ensues as Devon is constantly challenging and attempting to show up or embarress the leader. Sean, the leader of the drumline, initially dislikes Devon and even gets him kicked off the line for not being able to read music. For those who have not yet been enlightened, Nick Cannon apparently has a lot of nostalgia for his movie days.
While going through his rigorous process, Devon also finds time to romance an upperclassman dancer, Laila. Devon makes the nature of his character clear in a heartbreaking early scene when, after high school graduation, he talks to his father, who abandoned the family, and tells him he doesn't do drugs, doesn't have a lot of little kids running around, and has a full scholarship to university. Her perfect day would include puppies, carbohydrates, and lounging on a hammock with a good book. He initially flounders in his new world before realizing that it takes a more than talent to reach the top. So how exactly will the Drumline sequel top that? Was it just a one-night stand and did you get stood up? The original half-hour series is inspired by the ultra-close friendship between St. The four present their idea for an entrance cadence to Dr.
There's P1, the highest spot, which most freshman do not make. However, after a while they forge a friendship and Sean, being the leader, teaches Devon how to read music. He is sent cassette tapes from his estranged father and gets some ideas for new drum arrangements. Lee and his band can let go of their pride, but the flashy band director cannot. As in the , the enjoyable Drumline: A New Beat uses music and a marching band to frame teen-oriented drama and important life lessons. Sean is shocked when Devon takes the solo and is subsequently humiliated. Without each other, both of them would die.
Devon learns that he may be able to make it onto the starting squad by issuing a challenge, and then winning in a one on one challenge. Lee who decides it will be used in the competition. Devon helps the drumline prepare and patches up his relationship with Laila. Supporting her along the way are friends such as roommate Tasha Jasmine Burke. Many quotes, themes and messages behind this move entail much on how important being a leader really is. But her attempts to become the line's first female section leader are hindered by sexist upperclassmen, competitive rival bands, and her cousin Tyree Jeff Piere , who isn't afraid to tell her what he thinks. What it doesn't do is recycle all the tired old cliches in which the Harlem kid is somehow badder and blacker than the others, provoking confrontations.
He thought just because he had more talent than everyone else in the band, he could fight the war on his own. Being the only girl, you have to prove yourself to earn the spot on the drumline but will the Captain with emerald green eyes become a distraction? The film opened to highly positive reviews with most critics liking the energy and playing of the musical bands in the film. The band director asks Devon if he would like to see what it would be like to play on the field next year - then tells Devon to suit-up and go out and play in the drum-off. The ideal audience is for teens and adults. Meanwhile, the messages it sends about being part of a team and using music to cope with difficult situations, are positive.