A cocky street drummer from Harlem with
tight cornrows and a winning smile
marches to the beat of his own drummer
until he is recruited into a militaristic
basic-training camp for marching bands
that puts the term "band geek" to shame.
Nick Cannon fills the screen with his
innate charm as the talented kid with an
attitude whose rim shots and rapid
rhythms lead his fellow musicians to the
coveted BET Classic competition, while
his back talk and belligerence lead him
off the field to watch from the sidelines.
Orlando Jones co-stars as the General
Lee of band conductors with Zoe Saldana
as Cannons sweet and sexy girlfriend.
The real star of the show is the energized
heart-pumping beats set to eye-opening
choreography. This makes the highly
formulaic plot more forgiving and gives
the UAs Dancing Tubas some steep