Drumline

  • Overview
  • History


  • Roll out the red carpet as the "CBDL" celebrates its 10th season with the Chicago Bears Football Club in 2014! Come celebrate with us as we entertain fans at tailgates and support our team on the field!

    The Chicago Bears Drumline is an elite ensemble of marching percussionists formed to create exciting, "booty-shaking" beats that get Bears fans ready to cheer on their team!

    The CBDL attends all Chicago Bears home games, performs for corporate/private functions and performs regularly in community events. Keep an eye and an ear out at your next Chicago Bears home game to experience Da Beat of Da Bears!



  • 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.



  • Audition Location:

    Location: Hilton Hotel – Chicago
    720 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60605

    Audition Dates:

    #1 May 4, 2013: 8:30AM Registration, Auditions 9 – 5:30PM (Hilton Hotel – Chicago)

    #2 May 11, 2013: 9 – 5PM – Subject to callbacks, location TBA

    Summmer Rehearsal Dates:

    June 1, 2013 (9AM – 5PM)
    June 15, 2013 (9AM – 5PM)
    June 22, 2013 (9AM – 5PM)

    Membership Qualifications:

    • Candidates must be 18 years of age and/or hold a high school degree by July 1, 2013
    • Candidates should be prepared to take photos upon arrival to the audition. These photos will be used for season credentials upon membership.
    • Candidates must be available for all summer rehearsals. See above rehearsal dates.
    • Candidates must have a background in rudimental percussion and be knowledgeable in music reading.
    • Candidates must complete a criminal background check and a payroll form W2 upon membership.
    • Candidates should be prepared to showcase their skills as a soloist on their instrument as well as performing with choreography.