Beat of the Street

Beat of the Street  by Zach Olson

As I was walking I could hear the sounds of a drum line. To my surprise it was an all girl school parading through the streets showing off their skills. Honestly they were good! Coming from a former drummer’s perspective I am picky about my drum lines. It was fun to watch and listen as they marched through the streets of Antigua Guatemala.

text and photo by Zach Olson.

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  • Cristina

    Check out XelaDailyPhoto for a picture of La Patria Marching Band!   In the past 5 years there´s been a change in marching bands in many schools and there are many of them that are amazing.   September is THE moment to go out and watch them, as our Independence Day celebrations are basically competitions between bands.

  • I’m sure that were good, as Cristina said, these bands practiced hard all year in Guatemala. Also we must say that the marches are a military practice that civil society has adopted product of nothing more than inertia. 🙁