You can hear the sound all through Portland and out into rural Oregon and Washington — from half time at a University of Portland Women's soccer game to half time with the Rose City Rollers, from Nike Team Nationals to the Portland Chunkathalon, from Clowns without Borders to the Starlight Parade.
When you hear it from a distance it captures your attention like the pulse of the city and draws you closer. When you see the drums flashing in front of you, the excitement is inescapable. The syncopated cadences, street beats and explosive rhythms of the Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers can make any event unique and unforgettable.
No PC speakers can adequately capture the power and irrepressible rhythm of this group. You don't just listen... you FEEL the beat! Got an upcoming event? Hire the Last Regiment and make it something your guests or participants will never forget!
What is syncopation?
syncopation (sĭng'kəpā`shən, sĭn'-) [New Gr.,=cut off ], in music, the accentuation of a beat that normally would be weak according to the rhythmic division of the measure. Although the normally strong beat is not usually effaced by the process, there are occasions when the natural rhythmic structure is entirely altered, the syncopation being so elaborate and persistent that the actual metrical structure is obliterated aurally. Occasional syncopation is present in music of all types and in all periods.