Partnership with Center on Halsted

Chicago Percussion is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Center On Halsted to produce educational music programs for young Chicagoans! Beginning July 1, The Center will host “Bucket Jam Sessions” every Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 PM CT. In these sessions, young musicians will get introductory instruction on percussion and be given the opportunity to learn, have fun, and drum in an accessible community environment.

It's our hope that these sessions serve as a great way for the members of the community to not just get to know the craft of drumming, but that they get introduced to the many different life lessons that participating in music can provide. Along with Bucket Sessions, the Center On Halsted and Chicago Percussion are collaborating to form a community drumline. This ongoing performance unit will be open to drummers aged 14 and older. The Drumline will begin weekly rehearsals in August and culminate with a performance at the world renowned Pride Parade on Oct. 3! For information on joining this unit, visit

“I am very excited that Chicago Percussion is partnering with a magnificent organization in the Center On Halsted. The Center On Halsted has a long tradition of providing outreach programs to help lift up members of the community, develop them as people, and open doorways to a bigger future. The Chicago Percussion team is very enthusiastic to see how we can help make a difference in the lives of the community members and provide a first class experience that will allow the participants to build self worth through live performance. We are honored that an organization with such a rich history in the community is open to working with us and providing music programs to the City of Chicago!” said CP Founder and Executive Director Andy Stawick.

For more information on Chicago Percussion and the programs be provided at the Center On Halsted, you can visit the group’s website ( or email Andy Stawick, Founder & Executive Director, at

Established in 1973, the Center on Halsted has a long tradition of providing various health, wellness, professional development, and housing outreach programs specifically to the LGBQT community on the northside of Chicago, along with a number of outreach programs to the communities and neighborhoods on the southside. For additional information on the Center on Halsted, you can visit their website at: