Continuity mistake: When Ernest is inducted into his fraternity, Devon, Jayson, Charles and Deidre peek through the bushes and see the ceremony. One shot shows Jayson and Deidre together looking through the same opening, then Devon and Charles are seen side-by-side looking through another opening. The next shot, from behind, shows all four characters looking though separate locations along the bushes. The following shot shows Devon and Charles looking through the same opening again.
Audio problem: When Devon and Shawn are in the band room challenging each other, the printer makes the sound of a dot matrix printer. The printer that was actually being used was an Hewlett Packard all-in-one ink jet machine. They do not make the same sound. (01:20:00)
Factual error: During Devan's audition to get onto the A&T drumline, Devan is using a Pearl Competitor CSD snare drum with a high-tension Remo K-Series Falam marching snare drum head with a black center dot. This snare drum head can only be used on snares designed for use with extreme-high tension heads, such as the Pearl FFX-1412 snares that the P1 and P2 drumline members use. If used on the Competitor CSD snare drum as Devan was, the lug casings and bearing edge could face possible damage and failure because of the extreme high-tension required for use by the Kevlar head. (00:30:05)
Continuity mistake: When Dr Lee is teaching Devon to not look down and to follow him, he starts to move backwards and Devon takes a step or two forward. Before he drops his stick, he is ahead of the rest of the line. When they show him from the side view, he is parallel with the rest of the line. He should have been standing outside the line.Boobra
Factual error: In actual band competitions, the band is rated on several different factors - one being the Drumline (the third of four songs in each performance is the "Drum Break"). However, the final decision will never be based on an encore performance by the Drumline. If two bands happen to tie (which is very unusual, especially for first place), there is no "tie-breaking" performance.
Continuity mistake: Right before Devon gets into a fight with the opposing drumline, the top of all the snares are clear, yet when Devon starts to move forward followed by the line, Sean's drum now has a white top.
Other mistake: On the DVD, when you put the subtitles on, in the scene where Devon, Jason and Ernest are in their dorm, one of the subtitles say "Jason groans," but Jason is just sitting there doing nothing and it is really Ernest groaning. (00:18:36)
Continuity mistake: In the scene in the restaurant after one of their first halftime performances, the hamburger Ernest is wolfing down is more than half eaten, and he only has one burger. After a quick cutaway, the hamburger is whole again, and he attacks it anew.
Factual error: During the scene at the first show that the band plays, the drumline finishes by playing a cadence at the end of the song. When the head section leader comes out to play his solo, Devon also plays with him. At the end Devon gets on his knees and starts playing a roll. There are two different camera shots of this, one where you see Devon's hands playing, and one of his upper body. Every time they show the shot of his upper body, his arms and shoulders are moving way too fast for the roll that he is playing on the drum. But when they show the shots of his hands playing, his arms are moving like they should when you play a roll.
Continuity mistake: In the scene in the cafeteria when Nick and Zoe are arguing, almost every cut is a jump cut with hands and expressions not matching.
Continuity mistake: In the opening shot with Devon at graduation. You see him relaxing and he is holding a pair of drumsticks. These sticks look to be about 5-A brown sticks. When he is then playing with the band (at the graduation), he has VIC FIRTH style white sticks.
Continuity mistake: When Sean is showing the line a snare part, he refers to it as "the part before my solo." Yet, at the field show in which Sean has his solo, this snare part never appears, though it is used in one of the cadences used for the tie breaker drum battle at the Classic.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the very last drum scene, all the A&T snare drummers drop their sticks onto the other drummers' snares. They all drop them, most the sticks fall to the ground, the shot changes and you see all the sticks still bouncing on the drum, and the snare drummer closest to the camera is just dropping his stick.
Factual error: After Devon gets the package of tapes from his father he is sitting on his bed and he is about to practice. When that shot starts, he is twirling his drumstick and his fingernails are dark in color, but Devon's nails are actually light in color.