The band from Munford High School has received accolades nationwide. They can now add “going viral” to their list of accomplishments.
This very well-established Tennessee band has already excelled in many marching band competitions and has even performed at the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And thanks to a viral video captured by one member’s mother, their 2019 Christmas performance is wowing audiences online at the moment.
Blaine Pittman, Angel McCann’s son is a sophomore who plays the snare drum for the Munford Band. And when Angel attended their holiday concert she made sure to have her phone ready to record because she already knew the audience was in for a very special treat.
“I never miss an opportunity to video their performances because it is always spectacular,” she said. “But I never imaged it would get this recognition.” In the video are shown eight young men dressed in festive Christmas sweaters, sitting in regular school chairs in the high school gym. All of these students are drummers, but one thing that’s missing from this scene is pretty obvious. Where are the drums? We have to know.
It turns out that they don’t even need drums to put on an impressive display of percussion. These talented drummers create a world of sound using
only their drum sticks, feet, and the chairs they’re sitting on. These talented musicians start sitting down and then progress through a series of choreographed moves, all the while tapping out a beat that left the whole room in awe.
The rest of the internet had a chance to witness this spectacular show, too after Angel uploaded the video to Facebook. The video went viral immediately, and Angel couldn’t be happier.
“We knew this group was special, and now the whole country knows!” the proud mom said. “These kids are so deserving of the recognition they are getting.”
Let’s be real, you don’t see talent like this every day! These boys obviously worked very hard to perfect this routine. We’re so glad they’re getting the recognition and praise for all those hours spent practicing. They totally nailed it!
They did the THANG! 🥁 #munfordband
Posted by Angel McCann on Thursday, December 12, 2019