FREE Players Drumline, Old Bethpage, New York USA
The FREE Players Drumline and Color Guard are a very unique group from Old Bethpage NY, that is based out of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises Theater Day Habilitation Program. What makes them such a unique group is that all of their members are from the special needs community. Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) founded in 1977 and headquartered in Old Bethpage, benefits and proudly supports more than 3,500 individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury. It is the mission of FREE to help individuals of all abilities realize their full potential. Brian Calhoun, a Music Habilitation Specialist at Family Residences, proposed a vision back in 2010 to start a Drumline at their Theater Program. He wanted to share his lifelong passion and experience of playing the drums with the individuals he worked with on a daily basis. Today the FREE Players Drumline has 60 members, divided between 3 groups. In the past 4 years the FREE Players Drumline have performed on stages and parades all across Long Island NY. In 2013 they became the very 1st Special Needs group to perform at the Newsday Marching Band Festival in it’s 51 year history. In April of 2014 the Drumline and Color Guard, will make history again, as the very 1st special needs group to perform in exhibition at the WGI (Winter Guard International) World Championships in Dayton Ohio before the Open Class and World Class Finals. They want to show that they share the same passion for Drumline as their typical mainstream peers. They hope to continue to make history, alleviate prejudice, break down boundaries and show that everyone can communicate through music.
Lone Star Choppaz, Houston, Texas USA
The Lonestar Choppaz is an elite group of young individuals that are highly skilled in the percussion realm of marching band and percussion ensemble. This elite group was founded by Joseph Burleson and Donta Harris with the sole purpose of taking drumming to the next level and gathering the best percussionist from all over the south to combine as one single drumline. Since its inception in 2004, The Lonestar Choppaz have participated in various competitions including "The Texas Big Beat", High Noon Drum Competition, and the Ross Shaw Sterling Drummer's over Houston, just to name a few. Also, they have even performed half time shows for such professional teams as our very own Houston Dynamo and the University of Houston Men's basketball Halftime show. Not only is the Lonestar Choppaz instrumental in the entertainment capacity, but more so in the educational. This group has put on countless training camps designed to aspire inner city youth to embrace the arts of music by becoming percussionist. Various camps have been held annually in cities such as Austin, Houston and Dallas.
South Greene HS “Band of Rebels” Drumline, Greeneville, TN USA
The South Greene High School "Band of Rebels" Drumline Battle Team is an experimental, extracurricular ensemble of the South Greene High School Band located near Greeneville, TN. The Drumline Battle Team is an auditioned group open to any interested band members in grades 7 - 12. The membership consists of members whose primary instruments are not only percussion; but brass, woodwind and colorguard as well. In an era when many schools are cutting music programs, the South Greene High School band is unique. The band has only been in existence since 2008. We graduated our first senior class from the band in 2011. Our name - "The Band of Rebels" reflects the schools mascot - the "Rebel" (we are in the south, after all). Educationally, the South Greene Band pursues it's mission through the following key areas: The school's motto - "Respect Reaps Rewards" and the three points of the band's mission statement - Character. Musicianship. Pride.
RPT Percussion, Minneola, Florida USA
RPT PERCUSSION was formed in November 2008 as a Youth Performing Arts Group under the Teal Sound Inc umbrella as RIPTIDE, as a way for young area percussionists to train to eventually move up to the drum & bugle corps. In 2011, the ensemble separated from Teal Sound Inc and rebranded as RPT Percussion Ensemble. The ensemble participates in the Independent Marching A Percussion Class at Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit and Winter Guard International, and is open to anyone 14-22 years of age. RPT Percussion won silver at the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit Championships and 2009, 2010, WGI Orlando Percussion Regionals and bronze at the 2013 WGI Orlando Percussion Regionals in the Independent Marching A Class. We are under the Paradigm Performance Groups umbrella and partnered with the Leesburg High School Band. A New and Talented staff and a new website www.rptpercussion.org all bring RPT Percussion to be one of the ELITE Florida Class A Percussion Ensembles. RPT endorses D'Addario Enterprises-PRO MARK Sticks and Evans Drums Heads and YAMAHA Percussion.
Renegade Knights, Bakersfield, California, USA
Whether entertaining BC Football fans or representing the college throughout the community, the BC Drumline is the heartbeat of Bakersfield College. In the fall the drumline performs at BC Football games. In the spring the drumline competes locally in the PPAACC circuit and nationally at WGI sanctioned events.
Virginia Highlands Community College Wolfpack Drumline, Abingdon, Virginia USA
Virginia Highlands Community College is located in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia in the Historic Town of Abingdon. The VHCC Wolfpack band and percussion ensemble serve to represent the College in local Christmas and Memorial Day parades as well as being the pep group for the College basketball team (The Wolves). The ensembles also present formal concerts each semester and provide ceremonial music for graduation each year. The ensembles are open to all VHCC students, with preference given to those with prior experience in their high school band programs, Faculty and members of the community. Current high school seniors are also eligible for membership (by audition) through the College's concurrent enrollment program.
BandaMLL Drumline, Canas, Costa Rica
The 'BandaMLL Drumline' is the drumline for the Banda Monseñor Luis Leipold Marching Band from Cañas, Costa Rica. This band was founded in 1982, and the drumline started in 2010.Our members are between 12-18 years old. We are inspired by marching percussion, we have performed in local shows, concerts and parades around the country. Currently we're preparing our show for this season and constantly working on our music program. Every member works their best to get a good product of what we do as an unit. For more info contact Nelson Briceño (Instructor) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The “Rolling Thunder” Drumline, Dover, Delaware USA
The Dover High School "Rolling Thunder" Drumline from Dover High School in Dover, Delaware. They are a part of the Dover High School Senator Band, also known as the "Pride of the Capital". Their motto is the three Ps: Pride, Precision, and Perfection. The drumline is known for their musical, rudimental, show-stopping style with the goal to always please their audience and maintain a high level of musical excellence. The drumline has won numerous local and regional awards. They have competed all over the east coast including Virginia, New York, South Carolina, and Florida. Years ago they traveled to the Bahamas where they received a Gold Medal with a Superior rating in the marching drumline category. There they competed against drumlines from around the country. The drumline placed first out of all the drumlines with a score of 98 out of 100, which set a school record and place them among the top drumlines in the country. Rolling Thunder has represented Dover High School, the city of Dover, and the State of Delaware with pride, dignity and respect. Rolling Thunder has captivated audiences everywhere including performing for kids at various local elementary schools as well as different functions around their district, the city and the state. Rolling Thunder has performed for the Philadelphia 76ers three times. They have also performed for Jon Bon Jovi and the Philadelphia Soul and The Wilmington Blue Rocks. Rolling Thunder will be going on a trip this school year with the Dover High School Music Departments to Orlando Florida to compete at Disney World at a Festival.
Alpha Phi Drumline, Eau Claire, Wisconsin USA
The Alpha Phi Drumline is the drumline for the Blugold Marching band from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. The Blugold marching band is the largest division three marching band in the country at around 300 members. We call the drumline Alpha Phi for its closeness between members, like a fraternity. The drumline consists of around 30 members, all students of UW-Eau Claire. Alpha Phi drumline performs at football games and high school exhibitions with the marching band, as well as a few other stage shows on their own. The Alpha Drumline seeks to be one of the best drumlines and will not rest until their goal is met.
BJP GreenJackets Drumline, Costa Rica
BJP GreenJackets was started in 2012 and is the drumline of the Palmares Marching Band. Palmares, Alajuela, Costa Rica es nuestra ciudad. In this group we strive to promote group bonding and achieve a high level of excellence with our percussionists. Our work is inspired by the high quality groups in the USA, like DCI’s many corps. The ages of our students are around 14-21 years old. The group performs shows around the country and around Central American Countries such as El Salvador and Guatemala. The group enjoys performing and constantly works to improve their abilities. For More Information contact Adrian Arrieta at email@example.com
Impact Percussion, Ontario, Canada
Impact Percussion was started in 2010 and is a percussion based educational and entertainment organization out of Hamilton, ON. We strive to build awareness and promote the percussive arts by allowing the youth a healthy, team atmosphere similar to that of organized sports. Impact strives to give back to an activity that strongly impacted their childhood. They all wanted to create entertainment style percussion ensembles, and create community based programs to get the youth involved at a young age. Impact Percussion performs in all types of entertainment venues around Southern Ontario, including involvement in many local charities. Impact also offers educational percussion based programs. This is a way to help build and promote awareness of the percussion activity to youths in grades three to six inclusive.
Chicago Bears Drumline (CBDL), Chicago, Illinois USA
The Chicago Bears Drumline was founded in 2005 as an ensemble presented by the World Champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. The membership originally comprised of performers from drum corps such as the Cavaliers, Phantom Regiment, Glassmen, Madison Scouts, Star of Indiana and Pioneer. In addition, members have represented college marching bands such as the University of Illinois, Illinois State. Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Kentucky, Northern Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Texas State and more! As one of the pioneers of the professional sports entertainment Drumlines, this ensemble has had the privilege of supporting the Chicago Bears in venues including their training camp in Bourbonnais and in recent years showing support at the 2011 International Series and the Super Bash, both separate events held in London, England.
Jember Marching Band Drumline, East Java, Indonesia
Interested in more information on the Jember Marching Band Drumline? Contact Tri Basuki at firstname.lastname@example.org
SOD Squad River City Drum Corps, Louisville, Kentucky USA
The River City Drum Corps Marching Drumline is marching unit performing various cadences in the styles of traditional western Corp style rhythms and the show band styles of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and is a part of the River City Drum Corp. The River City Drum Corp, founded in 1993 by Edward White, is a group of children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 18 who have been trained in African and traditional western percussive techniques, as well as the richness of African culture. The organization works to provide its members with a blueprint for success in life. Each young drummer will make his or her own drum; using materials found in the environment, and learn the skills needed for personal, academic, and social success. The Drum Corp's overall success is grounded in the commitment from the participants, their families and the program volunteers to function as one unit – a true extended family.
Roaring Bengals Drumline, Silver Spring, Maryland USA
Interested in more information about the Roaring Bengals Drumline? Contact Rachel Lader at email@example.com
System Red Drumline, Schaumburg, Illinois USA
Interested in more information about the System Red Drumline? Contact Kevin Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pythons Drumline, Kansas City, Missouri USA
The Pythons Drill and Drum Team was founded in 1986 in Kansas City, MO by dance instructor, Wanda Winters. The teams travels yearly to Memphis, Dallas, Michigan City, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and local cities for competitions. The team has earned several 1st-3rd awards. Our style is Urban Hip Hop street style music and dance. The drum line is divided into two squads, but can showcase an outstanding performance when combined. Drum Instructors are Willie Anderson Jr., Joselyn Lindsey and Teron Campbell.
Indiana University Drumline, Bloomington, Indiana USA
The IU Drumline performs at Indiana athletic events as part of the Sudler Trophy award winning "Marching Hundred." Talk about crowd pleasing? This IU line is famous for incorporating stick tricks, acrobatics, and gimmicks, all while serving up contemporary licks played at the highest level! Their famous drum solo, "Sing Sing Sing," can be heard after every IU football game, and ALWAYS leaves the crowd on it's feet. Does your line have what it takes to battle with IU? Throw down Homes!
The Hot Tamales, Sunnyvale, California USA
Interested in more information on The Hot Tamales? Contact Brandon Guertner at email@example.com
DLB-NOVA Battle Squad, Washington, DC USA
Formed just for a virtual submission, DLB-NOVA got together for one weekend. Featuring Mid-Atlantic drummers from Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment, Madison Scouts, Spirit and top indoor ensembles, the Squad is pleased to compete in the first rounds of DrumLine Battle with a competition video!
Egg Harbor Township HS Drumline, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey USA
Interested in more information about the Egg Harbor Township HS Drumline? Contact Alan Kinsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Highlands Community College Wolfpack Drumline, Abingdon, Virginia USA
Interested in more information about the Wolfpack Drumline? Contact Jay Oberfeitinger at email@example.com
Adamson HS Blue Fire Drumline, Dallas, Texas USA
Interested in more information on the Blue Fire Drumline? Contact Christopher Green at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuclear Reaction, Chicago, Illinois USA
Interested in more information about Nuclear Reaction? Contact Bobby Bonslater at email@example.com
Silver Streak (BCHS Cougar Drumline), Naples, Florida USA
Interesting in more information on the Silver Streak? Contact Oliver Phipps at firstname.lastname@example.org
Euqator Dragon Drum and Bugle Corps, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interested in more information on the Euqator Dragon Drum and Bugle Corps? Contact Michael Lau Ka Chun at email@example.com
Wharton Regiment Drumline, Tampa, Florida USA
Interested in more information on the Wharton Regiment Drumline? Contact Doug Moser at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calgary Stetson Show Band, Alberta Canada
The Calgary Steston Show Band is one of Canada’s premier high school marching band and performing arts ensembles. As a marching ensemble, the Calgary Stetson Show Band combines music with movement to produce an unforgettable experience for members and audiences alike. The band travels nationally or internationally each summer to promote its program and the city of Calgary. Additionally, the group performs annually in numerous events such as the Calgary Stampede Parade, Banff Canada Day Parade and Music ‘N Motion, a spring exhibition held annually in Calgary.
Ocoee HS Echo Percussion, Ocoee, Florida USA
Interested in more information on Ocoee HS Echo Percussion? Contact J.D. Ralph at OcoeeDrums@gmail.com
Voice of Percussion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Interested in more information on the Voice of Percussion? Contact Nuril Syafiq at email@example.com
Sadaluhung Padjadjaran Drum Corps, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Interested in more information on the Sadaluhung Padjadjaran Drum Corps? Contact Caisar Hadi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Far Eastern University Drum and Bugle Corps, Manila Philippines
The FEU Drum and Bugle Corps (FEU DBC) was organized in the 1930′s by FEU founder Dr. Nicanor Reyes. Its purpose was to represent the school during the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season and to participate in the various area festivals. FEU DBC is under the care of President’s Committee on Culture who aims to uplift and develop cultural awareness of its community through the presentation of worthwhile artists and programs. They attended several workshops and seminars on local and international for basic and advanced techniques. They have been winning in National competitions since 2005. For this year, they've won the 1st ever Drumline Battle Philippines. The FEU DBC Drumline is under the Artistic Directorship of John Carlo Obrero with the band co – Director Mr. illumar Togado and consultants Mr. Charlie Dollar, Jan Michael Wycoco and Jacob Sawyer.
StarCross Indoor Percussion, Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA
Interested in more information on StarCross Indoor Percussion? Contact Robert Stocklas at email@example.com
Riverside School of the Arts, Riverside, California USA
Interested in more information on the Riverside School of the Arts drumline? Contact Daniel Granillo at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Kent HS Marching Trojan Drumline, New Kent, Virginia USA
Interested in information on the New Kent Trojan Drumline? Contact James Minnex at email@example.com
Bangarang Drumline, Abilene, Texas USA
Interested in information on the Bangarang drumline? Contact Joe Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guardian Knights Drumline, Sacramento, CA USA
The Guardian Knights Youth Arts Organization was incorporated and became the sponsor of the Guardian Knights Drum Corps in February 2005.With an average age of 15 and members as young as 8 years old, many of the youth have no previous music experience prior to joining. The Guardian Knights Drum Corps have won numerous first place musical awards and has been a highly successful crowd pleaser in parades,the California State Fair, amusement parks and public events. For more information, please visit www.guardianknightsdrum.com
R.I.M., Seoul, South Korea
Rhythm In Marchingcal was first established in march of 2012 from S. Korea. Our name, Rhythm In Marchingcal comes from combining two words "Marching" and "Musical", representing that our group performs with a regimented marching style while incorporating dramatic and entertaining shows as seen in musicals. It is extremely difficult to create a large professional group in South Korea. Though we are small in number we feel that it is to our advantage that audiences may see a more intimate and engaging performance. We are a fresh new group with so much room to grow, but we are made up of members of talent, skill and years of experience. We are pushing to be an original group with its own unique performances. Please enjoy our show and support the R.I.M!
Susquehannock HS Percussion, Glen Rock, PA USA
The Susquehannock High School Drumline is dedicated to promoting percussion performance and superior musicianship. The group has won awards in marching band and indoor percussion competitions throughout the region, including 1st place K.I.D.A., Indoor 2010 championships and an undefeated season in 2013. The group has performed with John Wooton, Gifford Howarth, Joe McCarthy and Casey Cangelosi.
Valley Thunder, Fresno, CA USA
Valley Thunder of Central California is an all-age independent drumline that was founded in February of 2011. With ages ranging from 17 to 51, our performing drum line consists of ex members of Drum Corps such as, Santa Clara Vanguard, Concord Blue Devils, Valley Fever Modesto, Velvet Knights Anaheim, The Dons Fresno, Sacramento Freelancers and more. We have performed at many community events in 2012 as well as The Madera District Fair and The Big Fresno Fair. We also have an intermediate and a beginners drum line.
Brazilian Vanguard, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Formed three years ago by Drum Corps lovers, Brazilian Vanguard teaches and displays marching percussion in Brazil, always striving to bring knowledge and excellence to our students. With a unique percussion group Brazilian Vanguard publicizes marching percussion and considered by DrumCorps Brazil to be the best percussion group in 2012. We aim to show in Brazil all the work done by our teachers and students. The Brazilian Vanguard has evolved each day bringing the best of our knowledge to the young lovers of Drum Corps.
Batteryheadz Percussion, Selangor, Malaysia
Batteryheadz percussion was formed in May 2010 by young and inspiring percussionists consisting of both students and professionals from different backgrounds. Musicians, educators, designers, accountants, athletes and many more have formed the group as a platform for members to express their undying passions and love for music and the performing arts through percussion. Having only been established for a short period of time, Batteryheadz Percussion has achieved several prestigious awards. Batteryheadz Percussion has been consistently dedicated to the development of the marching percussion activity and highlighting marching percussion music as a performing art entity in Malaysia.
Marcato, Fort Myers Beach, Florida USA
Marcato is an organization dedicated to youth education in the arts. We offer SW Florida both performance and educational opportunities in the pageantry arts. Our members will learn the craft of indoor percussion performance and develop the skills necessary to perform at a supremely high level in front of thousands of spectators. Marcato rehearses in Fort Myers Beach, Florida Marcato was founded in the fall of 2009 to promote professional-grade pageantry education in SW Florida. In 2010, Marcato earned a regional championship. Currently, Marcato Independent Inc offers two performance ensemble with two main components: -The Indoor Percussion Ensemble, dedicated to those performers ready for the highest level of the competitive indoor percussive arts. -The Drumline Battle All-Age Drumline, dedicated to provide performers of all ages an opportunity to perform the most advanced, top-of-the-line, battery literature on planet Earth at a World Class level.
Wichita Collegiate Drumline, Wichita, Kansas USA
The Wichita Collegiate School Drumline marches with the band in the fall marching show, and is a winter group who in the past has performed 2-4 shows during basketball halftime shows. WCS Drumline has approximately 20 members who are 9-12th grade. The group has performed at local events including Music Theatre of Wichita's production of High School Musical, Wichita State Shocker Men's basketball halftime shows, local benefit races, and countless school events.
Saints Drumline, Columbus, Ohio USA
The Saints Drumline exists to provide an extracurricular opportunity for youth to experience and express themselves through the art of music. We foster a peaceful learning environment with respect, cooperation, diligence, and collaboration as our foundation. The Saints Drumline engages youth from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds by teaching marching style percussions, as a discipline, to children ages six to eighteen. The youth have the opportunity to improve their individual musical skill and refine that skill as a group of musicians through extensive training. By doing so, the youth learn important life skills, educational excellence, and personal growth.
Legends Drumline, Melrose, Massachusetts USA
The Legends Drumline consists of 28 all age members and is part of the Legends of Drum Corps drum & bugle corps from Melrose, Massachusetts. The Legends of Drum Corps was started in 1997 to honor the music, arrangers and Drum and Bugle Corps of the past. Our membership ranges in age and ability, but are united under the common goal of having fun through playing and performing these great drum & bugle corps arrangements. Since our founding, we have performed many of the Classics of the drum corps repertory from the 50’s to the 90’s.
Crystal Lake Strikers Drumline, Lake Barrington, Illinois USA
The Crystal Lake Strikers Drumline is a marching percussion unit that performs at major sporting events, parades and festivals around the country. Comprised of percussionists of all ages, the group includes individuals with experience in high school bands, college drumlines, and championship drum corps, The Crystal Lake Strikers provide a unique form of entertainment which has resulted in numerous awards across the country. With their retro bowling shirts and zebra-skinned drums, the Crystal Lake Strikers have become one the most sought-after performing groups today.
E-Sarn Drumline from Mahasarakram, Thailand
E-SARN Drumline is from Thailand. Not much is known about this group except what they post to Youtube. Check their beats out -- do you think you can hang? Register Today!
Jersey Surf World Class Drum Corps, Camden County, NJ USA
The Jersey Surf was founded in the winter of 1990 by a group of area band instructors who wanted to provide a year-'round activity for band members who wanted to do more after the traditional marching band season had ended. The Corps' debut performance was at the 1991 Independence Classic Drum and Bugle Corps competition at the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field.
Denver Broncos Stampede Drumline, Denver, Colorado USA
The Blue Knights are proud to produce The Stampede, the official drumline of the Denver Broncos. Performing in and around INVESCO Field at Mile High for all Broncos home games, The Stampede contributes to the electric game day atmosphere that the team is known for. While performing for tailgaters, in the stands, or from the field, The Stampede entertains thousands of Broncos fans throughout the NFL season.
Madah Bahana University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
Madah Bahana members, who come from Depok, Indonesia, are no strangers to throwing down percussive beats in competition. The marching band's drum line has already appeared in numerous Indonesian events similar to the new DrumLine Battle concept since 2007.
Center Grove High School Drumline, Greenwood, Indiana USA
Center Grove High School has one of the USA’s most respected percussion programs. Center Grove has had the honor of performing alongside artists including Gregg Bissonette, Ignacio Berroa, Kevin Bobo, and Mark Ford. The Center Grove High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble has been the Indiana Percussion Association State Champion seven times (2004-2009, 2012).