Friday, January 27, 2017

Strathmore Presents Tribute to HBCU Marching Band Tradition with DRUMLine Live, March 6th

See DRUMLine Live at Strathmore, March 6th

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Presents DRUMLine Live

Strathmore takes things into the "fifth quarter" with high-stepping HBCU band tradition

Strathmore is more accustomed to intermission than halftime, but with DRUMLine Live the arts center presents a high-stepping musical experience that’s usually seen on the 50-yard line, featuring the music and marching traditions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) spun into a dynamic stage show on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM in the Music Center. This show-stopping production by the same creative team behind the hit movies Drumline and Drumline: A New Beat features a cast of 35 percussionists, musicians, and dancers. The performers in this amplified experience honed their talent with years of training in marching band programs across the United States, at schools such as Florida A&M University, Tennessee State University, Southern University, and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (301) 581-5100 or visit

Incorporating original compositions and soul-stirring interpretations of top 40 hits, DRUMLine Live’s musical journey infuses colorful, choreographed routines with vibrant costumes and heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences. With musical highlights from hip-hop, American soul, gospel, jazz, and other genres, DRUMLine Live brings a unique style of drumming, mesmerizing musicianship, and lively choreography to the stage.

The dance and musical traditions of DRUMLine Live originated at HBCUs, institutions of higher learning established before 1964 that served the African American community. There are more than 100 historically black colleges in the United States. It was in these bastions of higher education that the tradition of the show-style marching band was born. What began as entertainment and support for college football teams has grown into a sport of its own, with HBCU marching bands featuring characteristic high stepping, funky dance rhythms, and exciting musical repertoire.

Strathmore Presents
DRUMLine Live

Monday, March 6, 2017
7:30 PM

Tickets $28-$68

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. Most recently, Strathmore opened AMP, a 250-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike from the core campus in the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts and the Artist in Residence program.