Drumline

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  • 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.



  • Register today for the 2015 Chicago Bears Drumline Audition

    The Chicago Bears are proud to announce the 2015 auditions for the Chicago Bears Drumline (CBDL). The CBDL is an elite ensemble of marching percussionists organized to ignite exciting, "booty-shaking" beats that get Bears fans ready to cheer on their home team!

    The CBDL is a working ensemble that attends all Chicago Bears home games, performs for corporate/private functions and performs regularly in local community events. Positions are available for all marching percussion sections including: Snare, Tenors, Bass Drums, and Cymbals. Register today for your chance to become a member of Da Beat of Da Bears!

    Audition Location:

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

    Audition Dates:

    #1 May 9, 2015: 8:30AM Registration, Auditions 9 – 5:30PM (Hilton Hotel – Chicago)

    #2 May 16, 2015: 9 – 5PM – Subject to callbacks, location TBA

    Summmer Rehearsal Dates:(All rehearsal locations TBA)

    June 6, 2015 (9AM – 5PM)
    June 20, 2015 (9AM – 5PM)
    July 18, 2015 (9AM – 5PM)

    Membership Qualifications:

    • Candidates must be 18 years of age and/or hold a high school degree by July 1, 2015
    • 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 before membership is considered.
    • Candidates should be prepared to showcase their skills as a soloist on their instrument as well as performing with choreography.

    Registration

    Please complete the below registration form. Each candidate will receive an individual email with their audition packet. Registration will remain open until 3PM on Friday May 8, 2015.

    We wish you the best of luck in your preparation and look forward to meeting you on May 9th!



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