Drumline: A New Beat

Synopsis: The story follows Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend a college in Atlanta so she can join - and revitalize - their once-prominent drum line. Dani's quest to become the first female section leader of the drum line in the school's history will be hampered by upperclassmen (including her cousin, Tyree), her feelings for fellow band mate and rival, Jayven, and the school's crosstown rivals.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Bille Woodruff
Production: Fox
  6 nominations.
101 min

Pomp and


As you ladies go out

and conquer the world,

remember the words of our

dear Eleanor, you gained

strength, courage,

confidence, by every

experience in which

you really stop-

to look fear in the face,

you must do the thing you

think you cannot do.


class of 2014.


Congratulations, baby.

Dani, I can't

believe you wore those.

Oh Mom, after four years

of the same uniform, these

shoes are my declaration

of independence.

Tyree quit playin'!

Well, congratulations,

baby cuz.

So what's the 911?

We can't be

late for my party.

We all chipped

in for the best.





Look at you cheesin'.

Whatever man.

I cannot wait to play

with the line in college.

Still can't believe your

parents are cool with you

going to ANT.

I mean, don't they need

you going somewhere like

Harvard, Brown or Spelman

for dinner party

cool points?


I mean, c'mon D you know

they're all about public


- It's not true Ty.

A blank image

in the house.

Happy graduation, baby.

Oh my god, this is so fly!

And you gonna look even

flier when you driving

this right on

Spelman's campus.

Is this car supposed to

make me change my mind?

There is no such thing

as a drum line in the real

world, Danielle.

You have to start

preparing for your future.

We'll handle everything.

I got a doctor colleague

of mine, he's going to

let you shadow him

at Emory.

You guys have no faith in

me, no faith that I can

make a decision on my own,

even if it's about my own


As long as we are funding

that life, we will help

you make those

right decisions.

Then I'll except the

partial scholarship they

offered me, and I'll get

a job to cover my extra

expenses but, I

am going to ANT.

You will not get a- No,

no, she thinks she can do

it, do it.

I need to take control of

my life without you guys


everything for me.

I'm stronger

than you think.


It's official, this year's

On the Jamboree

Classic Battle of the Bands

is gonna be hosting

on ANT's campus.

Now the Panthers haven't

won a classic in years,

but they're trying to

turn it around with

a new director.

Atlanta native and

ANT alum Sean Taylor.

Back in the day Sean and

future superstar Devon

Miles were unstoppable.

Yes, he's the Panther's

great black hope, welcome

home Sean, leggo.

Man, I can't believe you

guys round up here in my

momma's old car, when we

could've been stunting in

that new ride.

I have to prove that I can

do this on my own, which

means no extras

from my parents.

Hey Tyree, can you

help us with our bags?

Oh, let me get with y'all

in a minute, let me just

get my cousin

settled real quick.

That drum solo you posted

on YouTube, it was hot.

D, I told you.

Woo, I get much respect

for being section leader.

This is our year to take

back the championship.

Woo hoo, you know, if you

get the orientation and

make the line, you

gonna have to bat out too.

Okay, not only will I make

the line, but I will be-

the first female

section leader.

I know, cuz. Just

slow down, all right?

All right.

All right.

Dani Raymond, right?


I looked you up on

Facebook, I'm your

new roomie, Tasha!

I know, I tried to

look you up too.

I deleted that account,

college is all about

reinvention, all you

need to know is that I'm

country, I'm clean, and I

don't plan to kill you in

your sleep.

C'mon, I like the new outfit.

- Thank you, girl.

Ripped jean situation.

A lot has changed around

here since we were on this

field together, Sean.

Well Nia, oh, I'm sorry,

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