band: Drum corporal & spare bass drummer; I was originally a drummer, then I became a tenor, then went back
to drumming switched half way through the summer to be a tenor again, then I got the bass drum and was spare drum major then
I became drum major and I was a competition beating tenor and then for 2006 I started off as drum major but then went back
to drumming and became spare bass drummer.
Favorite tune: I will always have a spot in my heart for the
2004 medley as well as Campbell's Farewell and Devil in the Kitchen.
tune: Dougall McColl *drumming wise*
Antigonish *before the highland games*, Halifax/Dartmouth, Apple Blossom and Pugwash.
parade: River John & Tatamagouche.
September 17th, 2005 when we played with Squid<3
concert: Scotsburn BBQ- not only did the bass drum break there but the smell of food literally drives one insane and there
are bugs everywhere.
Antigonish Indoor, Summerside, Pugwash, Halifax, Antigonish Highland Games, New Brunswick Highland Games, Pictou and New Glasgow..
yes, I am serious, all the ones we have gone to are my favorites!
trip: Any competition *even if it is only a day event* or Halifax/Dartmouth.
trip: Tatamagouche and River John.
What is your
goal in band?: To be back out on the competition field in 2007.
Best year in
Do you like
day events or night events better?: Day events, because that is when competitions are held.
What is the
worst part about band?: The worst part without a doubt is not competing, not being at competitions, not being able to attend
them, not being able to watch the better bands compete and everything that goes along with that. I really miss the big trips
and trips associated with competitions. And also when every girl in the band is PMSing, we've been around each other far too
long and want to scream, cry, yell, or something. I also hate being sick at band or missing a band event because I am sick.
What if your
favorite part about band?: Without a doubt, no questions asked, the best part is competing and anything associated with competitions
which includes traveling, taking great pictures, meeting new people, seeing great bands compete, shopping, hanging out, and
hard work paying off.
What is your
favorite song played on the bus?: Probably Without Me or Just Lose It.
food: Itzakadoozies or lemonade.
to eat on band trips: McDonalds or the competition field.
The competition results in 2004<3, being bass drummer and getting to travel.
The funnel cloud [cumulonimbus clouds] on the way to Fredericton, that was one scary storm. Code WA. Getting lost in
Baby Gap in Ottawa, falling on the rocks in PEI and having to hornets up my kilt while competing and being in tears.
Leaving Fredericton in 2005, I cried forever. Heaven 9-11 on the way home from Digby. When Danny left. When Dave and Dayle
left. Not competing in 2006. And in 2006 when we were getting fitted for uniforms and I broke down holding a tie because I
knew there was no competition band.
Funniest event: Antigonish
and Fredericton 2004 have some funny stories to them. The Antigonish tattoo for 05' has funny moments. Antigonish, Fredericton,
Pugwash, Halifax/Dartmouth from 05' also were funny.
Did you ever
cry on a band trip?: Many times. Sometimes because I was sick, happy, overjoyed, tired, upset, p***** off, sad.. oh the emotions
of being a Heatherbell.
of your uniform: My tie, because it reminds me of Fredericton.
band: FSSAPB Gr. 2 and Dartmouth and District Gr. 2&4.
Idol pipe band
people: Matt Carter, because I still remember the first time I saw him drum and I was speechless.
How much do
you pack on band trips?: Probably a bit more than I should.
Are you shy
or outgoing?: A little bit of both.
Do you enjoy
band?: Usually. But there are times where the lack of competition makes me not enjoy band like I did before.
Do you plan
to continue with pipe bands?: Without a doubt.
The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton
Soap Opera Digest & People Magazine
show: Married With Children, Reba, Family Guy, Friends, General Hospital and Saved by the Bell.
Amazed By You, Dance Dance, Wrapped Around, Popular, Without Me, Just Lose It.. oh the list goes on.
Any plans for
after band?: Join another band, oh and go to university.
If band was
a television show which one would it be and why?: General Hospital because like any soap opera it is insanity. A million things,
a million personalities, things happen that make you stop and think... it is just crazy and emotional. One big drama.
Who is your
style icon?: Nobody really but I would like to thank the kind drummers who influenced red and orange shorts.
What do you
never travel without?: My purse, money, camera, lip gloss, eye liner, etc...
What do you
wish you had a never ending supply of?: Money, free time, drumming talent, drum sticks, competitions.
If you could
join any band which one would you pick?: Either Dartmouth or Fredericton.
How do you
make time pass on the bus?: Sleep, dream about competitions, talk, sing, dance, drum, party, etc...
What do you
do on band trips?: You must be a Heatherbell to know. Or affiliated with pipe bands in some way.
are you most opinionated about?: Several things, I shouldn't get started.
goals?: Head to university, remain a pipe band person =P and then finally pick one of the many changing career ideas.
Do you get
nervous before performing?: No, I just get a lot of energy. If you ever see a bouncing Heatherbell, it might be me.
Any band nicknames:
Pita, Piter, Bambi Eyes, Sister Thumper just to name a few.
quitting the band?: Several times but somehow I get talked out of it. Lack of competition makes you want to find a new band.
to play for?: Judges at competitions because they know what they are talking about and the advice they give you really helps.
If you mess
up a tune you … keep going and try not to make it look too obvious. Unless I am at practice then you usually will be
able to tell.
Do you bring
a camera on band trips?: How could I not?