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North Shore drummers, toilet paper star at homecoming

Juniors participate in the mummy wrap at the

Juniors participate in the mummy wrap at the North Shore High School pep rally on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Photo Credit: Instagram / Jaime Sumersille

An 11-person drum line marched orderly into the middle of the floor at North Shore High School’s homecoming pep rally Friday. With shiny white pearl drums, contrasting black T-shirts and shades, they methodically and without expression strummed a tune they themselves wrote.

“Be daring and creative,” said senior and assistant captain Jasmine Lee. “That’s our mantra.”

After a powerful combined performance and some stand out solos, they received the most enthusiastic response from the maroon-and-white dotted crowd.

The relatively small drum line boasts only three veteran drummers, and Lee only picked up the instrument a year ago. She’s also a classical pianist and cellist. The drum line is a legacy from previous years and strives to live up to the previous standard.

“I think we managed to do that this year,” Lee said.

In a slightly less choreographed performance, each class participated in an annual mummy wrap contest where students wrap two people in toilet paper and the ones that are most covered in a two-minute time frame win.

This year -- even with teachers and administrators participating themselves -- the seniors took the prize.

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