This is a fun, easy, recognizable cadence that is based on a popular fusion melody from the 80’s. Many drumlines over the years have played cadences based on this popular tune. This one always gets people excited!
Inspired by the famous Rudyard Kipling poem, (or maybe it was the movie) this cadence was first written for and performed by the John Burroughs HS Drumline.
This was originally written as a "mass drumline" cadence, so it works with as many as 14 bass drums, 20 snares and 12 tenors, but it works just as well with a "normal" size line. I have used it both ways and it works great!
I could say that this cadence was dedicated to the "Jamestown Fire", or Captain John Smith's release by Powhatan, but it is actually a 16th note groove cadence that was last revised in 2008.