As a multi-faceted and agile marching percussion group, Chicago Percussion is anywhere drumming can be expected (and maybe a few places it isn’t!). We offer both performance and teaching-centric programs, and our members are welcome to participate in the activities that fit their passions and skill sets. Below are the programs that make up the corps of the musical force that is Chicago Percussion
The Parade Line
Our Parade line will rock the streets of Chicago and the surrounding areas throughout the summer. The parade line is a community group available to percussionists 14 or older. Our snare, bass, tenor, and cymbal playing members will be organized into a marching unit that will participate in outdoor events between May and September. This is an excellent program for High School drummers to elevate their technical skills and gain experience playing in a formally organized drumline, and it will provide a great community that will allow college students and older performers the chance to perform in an active and vibrant setting. This program also offers the chance for our members to write and teach street beats of their own, and we are eager to let our members experiment in composition.
The Indoor Line
Our winter program will start in November with our Open Houses. These Open Houses will provide master classes in marching and concert percussion technique to any interested percussionists between the ages of 14 and 22, and they will give those new to the activity the chance to "try out" and see if the competitive indoor activity is the right fit for them.
The Indoor Ensemble will be Chicago Percussion’s creative and competitive performance program. This group will present a six minute competitive program that combines creative on-field formation marching, physical movement, and musical percussion (for more about what this type of performing looks like, check out these videos)