Rosemount High School is known for their fine arts, and music in particular.
Their marching band has played at the Rose Parade in California, for the world-champion Minnesota Lynx and even at last year’s We Day at the Xcel Energy Center.
“[The drumline is] the pulse and heartbeat of the marching band,” said Leon Sieve, one of three band directors.
With 203 students in the marching band, Rosemount has the largest in the state. Forty-three students make up the drumline.
“You have to have a great drumline to have a great band,” he said. “You have to have a great band to have a great drumline.”
The center snare position is held by senior Alex Malecha. Her position sets the beat for the drumline, which sets the beat for the whole band.
“Without the drumline, without the other drums giving pretty much the backbeat to all the music — it’s just not the same without the drums,” Malecha said.
Watch the video above.