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Dr. Lee: Sure.
Devon: Hey, what’s up, Dr. Lee?
Dr. Lee: Mr. Miles.
Devon: Well, I was wondering—actually we were wondering—if you needed any entrance cadences for the Classic. Not that I’m trying to get back on the line or anything, I just want you to check ‘em out.
Dr. Lee: Oh...let me see.
Sean: Alright...the concept was all Devon’s.
Devon: Yeah, but my man Sean here had the structure on lock.
Sean: But the snare part, all the sticking...that’s the kid.
Dr. Lee: What, you two a couple now?
Devon: You got an old-school feel to it, but sometimes you’re gonna have to take it back.
Dr. Lee: It’s not a bad idea...not a bad idea at all.”
Devon: I didn’t think it was that big a deal.
Dr. Lee: [hands some sheet music to Devon] Play that.
Dr. Lee: That’s the music for next week’s game and you can’t read it. And as far as I’m concerned, that’s a very big deal.
[compiles some paper and puts it back in his drawer]
Dr. Lee: I’m enrolling you in an applied percussion course.
Devon: But that gives me five classes!
Dr. Lee: Damn right it gives you five classes, it oughta be ten. Especially if you plan on getting back on the line anytime soon.
Devon: What do you mean, ‘get back on the line’?
Dr. Lee: I mean now, you’re a P4. If you cannot read music, you cannot be on my field.
Devon: But you can’t take me off the line; I’m the best drummer you’ve got! And can’t no class teach me how to do me?
Dr. Lee: Excuse me?
Devon: Doing me is what got me down here in the first place.
Dr. Lee: No, lying...is what got you down here. And if you don’t have the honor and discipline to learn your craft, then quite frankly Devon, you don’t deserve to be here.”
Dr. Lee: No, really.
President Wagner: Well, let me rephrase. I want my boy on the field now.
Dr. Lee: There are some issues preventing that.
President Wagner: No, the only issue, is for you to give me the same show like you did the last game or there won’t be a program next year.”
Dr. Lee: And how long have you been thinking that?
Sean: Just this morning.
Dr. Lee: Are you sure? [Sean nods his head yes] I thought maybe it was the day you showed us all he couldn’t read, or was it the night that he took your solo, I don’t know. But since you heard him play, you decided that the line or perhaps maybe, just you, would be better off without him. Remember when I first made you section leader?
[Sean nods his head yes]
Dr. Lee: You were sweating bullets wondering how you could lead this loud, passionate group of your peers. And I said you would be fine. You know why?
Sean: You said I loved the sound of the line more than the sound of my own drum.
Dr. Lee: Yes. And you lost sight of that. And that’s okay ‘cause we all lose sight of things. But if you don’t get it together, Mr. Taylor, you’re gonna have a difficult time leading the Senate whether Devon is on it or not.”
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