Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents DRUMLine Live featuring a 40-member, high-energy marching band cast of students and alumni (one drum major, five dancers, one host and 33 wind and percussionists) from the nation’s top historically black colleges and universities and created by musical director Don P. Roberts. “It’s a marching band extravaganza that parades out of the football stadium onto the stage with explosive percussion, resounding brass and dazzling choreography” (The Morning Call).
Watch as the “Lines” battle it out in a collaboration of explosive, precision style marching, hip-hop and R&B routines for one performance only on Tuesday, February 15, 2011,at 7:30 p.m., at the Benedum Center. Cohen & Grigsby is the season sponsor of the Trust Presents 2010-11 series. Tickets ($20.75, $27.75, $38.75, $45.75) can be purchased online at pgharts.org, by telephone 412-456-6666 or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in the Cultural District, Pittsburgh, PA. Groups of 10 or more, call 412-471-6930.
DRUMLine Live combines over 50 years of tradition and precision marching band style with modern high stepping, funky dance rhythms, and exciting musical repertoire ranging from classical to Top 40. The showdown of rhythm and speed between the "Lines" will rock audiences with its precision and pulsing force. Along with explosive choreography and incredible feats of athleticism from the “steppers” and dancers, DRUMLine Live creates an exciting stage experience that showcases how this type of marching is the most upbeat, exciting style of marching today. "DRUMLINE LIVE puts the black marching band tradition on the theatrical stage -- effectively creating something that could very well out-stomp ‘Stomp’ and out-blast ‘Blast.’” —Springfield News Sun
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is the cultural and economic development of Pittsburgh’s 14-block Cultural District through public and private support. The Trust presents and encourages diverse performing and visual arts programs within the District, and is an impetus for additional development in downtown Pittsburgh. In addition to the Trust Presents series, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series, Pittsburgh Dance Council, Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater and Children’s Festival, CD Live, JazzLive, First Night Pittsburgh, Gallery Crawl, and Three Rivers Arts Festival, among other Cultural District and arts events. The Trust owns Theater Square and the Cabaret at Theater Square; James E. Rohr Building & Arts Education Center; the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts; Byham, O’Reilly, and Harris Theaters; visual arts galleries: Wood Street Galleries, at 601 Wood Street; SPACE, at 812 Liberty Avenue and 937 Liberty: a multipurpose performance and exhibit space, among other downtown arts facilities. www.pgharts.org