Friday March 17, 2017 8:00 pm
DRUMLine Live is the show-stopping attraction created by the musical team behind the hit movies “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat.” The legendary Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band experience comes alive with this world-class cast of percussionists, musicians, and dancers.
DRUMLine Live has toured all over the world, but has its roots in Atlanta. Long-time DeKalb County Schools Music Coordinator Don P. Roberts was inspired to create DRUMLine Live after serving as the Executive Band Consultant for the 2002 movie "Drumline" starring Nick Cannon. In 2014, Roberts also served as Executive Band Consultant for the sequel, “Drumline: A New Beat,” a made-for-television movie by VH-1. He has worked extensively with some of the premiere theatrical and movie directors and producers in America.
The live performance also features several performers from Atlanta: choreographer and performer Jacques Bell, sousaphone player Kadeem Chambers – Kennesaw State University, dancer Cormesha Johnson – Clark Atlanta University, and dancer/vocalist Alicia Dixon – University of Georgia.
The show, now in its second worldwide tour, has shared the marching band experience with audiences across the world. Incorporating original compositions and soul-stirring interpretations of top 40 hits, DRUMLine Live’s musical journey infuses colorful, choreographed routines with heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences. With musical highlights from hip-hop, American soul, gospel, jazz, and other music genres, the show brings a unique style of drumming, mesmerizing musicianship, and lively choreography to the stage.