My Drill Journey
Lawrence D. Mims Was Born On April 7th, 1990 In New Haven,Ct. The First Drill Team He Ever Seen Was The Nation Drill Squad and Drum Corps, He Tried His Best to Join But Other Things Came Up. One Day His Mom seen a Ad In The New Haven Register For The "Citywide Drill Team" And He Went And Tried Out And Made It! He Drilled Under The Direction On Mr. Cooke. in 2002 Mr. Cooke Took ill And Was no Longer able to Run The Drill Team, So Lawrence And a Group Of His Friends Started Their Own Drill Team By The Name Of The "Dynamites"
He then Met a Lady Named Mrs. Shirly Banks and She Was The Director of The "Soul-O-Ettes Drill Team" And She Took Lawrence Under Her Wing, She Taught Him The Business Of Running a Proper Team. The Two Teams SEMI Joined together for Unity and they Performed and Competed in Diffrent Places in Ct and The African American Day Parade In Harlem, Ny. Some Of The Girls Didnt Like The Whole Soul-o-etts/Dynamites Thing So They Left The Team And Lawrence Begin Drilling With The Soul-o-ettes which Joined Up With The "Red Hott Steppers Drill Team" Under The Direction Of Mr. Lorenzo Gibbs And They Became The Soul-o-ette Steppers. Lorenzo Showed Lawrence Many Diffrent Moves And Technique And Not to Leave Out A Man Named "CARL" He Was from Waterberry,Ct And He Had The >BADDEST< Drum Team In The State.
Carl Taught Lawrence Diffrent Sounds, How To Properly Put Drum Heads On, Riddles; And Cadences, And Most Of All How to Be a Great Leader. With Shirley, Carl Lawrence & Lorenzo The Team Was Unstoppable, But Due to Over sized Ego's The Teams Split And Went Seperate Ways. in 2004 The Dynamites Drill Team Started Back Up, And No Sooner Then They Got Situated God Step In And Blessed Us. We Were Featured On a Tv Show Called Home Delivery, They Gave The Team Drums, And Uniforms, A GREAT Blessing, The Team Competed And went about Untill Danger Hit Mr. Mims Family And He was forced to move To Selma,Alabama in 2006.
He Tryed to Start a New Team, but The Kids Were Never interested in anything New So He a A Few Friends Begun to Start the "Infamous Drill Squad" in the Fall Of 06 it Took Off Well yet Slowly Stop And Got Picked Back Up IN April 2010. The Team Practiced for a Few Months And Began to Perform, Pleasing the City. Stepping On A Few Toes Mr. Mims Continues To Persue His Dreams With The FIRST DRILL TEAM/DRUM CORPS IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA. He Will not Stop Untill his voice is heard, His Team Is Seen And His Dreams are Fulfilled.
"Coming To Impress, Because We Are The Best" Is His Saying So Dont Stop Dreaming , Make it Come True! You Hold The Key To You Future Make it Happen.