Corrected entry: When the main character is trying out for his position, after he is done, the percussion leader is talking and the wind blows a piece of paper over his hand, but the shot cuts to him immediately afterward, and the paper is gone.
Corrected entry: After the band's first performance, they are shown in a cafe and the one guy is eating a large hamburger very quickly. He takes a large bite of a sliced pickle. Two shots later, the pickle is sitting on the plate, whole.
Corrected entry: The guy that fights Devon at the homecoming game is playing a snare drum but later on at the BET classics the same guy is playing a trumpet.
Corrected entry: When the Morris Brown band is playing in the stands during one of their games, the first shot shows the band director wearing a purple suit to match the band uniforms. In the next shot, his suit is blue.
Corrected entry: On the subtitles, when Devon first meets Mr. Wade they will say Mr. Wayne. This changes several times throughout the movie.
Corrected entry: Devon's girlfriend says she's a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha sorority - and that her mom was also a member. Pretty impossible considering that Alpha Phi Alpha is traditionally a MEN's fraternity.
Corrected entry: When A&T is playing at their first football game when the drumline comes out for their feature you can hear quads, or tenors. You never see quads in that drumline, only snares, single toms, basses and cymbals.
Corrected entry: In the opening scene the band is performing,"I believe I can fly." When the tempo speeds up the band director conducts the beats wrong. In a 4 pattern beat, he should be going down, in, out and then up starting with the first beat. He doesn't start on the downbeat as we call it in band-nerd world.
Corrected entry: During the part where they're recording the music while they try to outdo each other on the drums, the computer prints out the music they have just played. When it goes to the close up of it, you get a very good look of the supposedly hard music. Interestingly enough, it appears that the snare drummers can now play a fourth octive E. Even MORE interesting is how they threw in some sharps and flats, especially since snare drums can't play notes. At all.
Corrected entry: Toward the beginning of the movie, the guys are teasing the female freshman about being the only girl on the drumline. Throughout the major part of the movie, she IS the only girl. But during the last battle between the rival drumlines, there are a few girls playing bass drums. Earlier on, they showed the bass drummers and they were all guys. So where did the other girls come from?