Ranks 3 & 12

The percussion section makes up Ranks 3 and 12, usually holding the honor of being the largest section in the 97. While far apart in rank number, they’re a close knit group in every other way, on and off the field. They’re always eager to welcome new members or bring enthusiasm and fun to rehearsals. It’s debatable whether the drumline knows how to march any other move than directly forwards or backwards, but they have a cadence for every occasion and excel at making the rest of the band have to skip at the most inconvenient moment possible.