DrumLine Live Brings the HBCU Halftime Show Back to the Stage in 2013

Following it’s hugely successful inaugural tour in 2008-2009, and its subsequent successes in the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons, DrumLine Live is gearing up for the launch of its 2012-2013 season, scheduled to commence on January 9, 2013 at the Mary Stuart Rogers Theater in Modesto, CA.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have a longstanding tradition of excellence in the marching band arena. Anyone who’s ever witnessed a halftime show at an HBCU football game knows just how thrilling and intense live band performances can be. DrumLine Live brings that same enthusiasm and zeal to the stage – kicking it up several notches and taking the audience on musical journey that includes not only traditional band music but also the sounds of Motown, classic and contemporary R & B and hip hop.

Though HBCU marching band competitions have long held a place in the hearts of dedicated fans, with the largest competitions in the U.S. drawing upwards of 60,000 attendees annually, the depiction of some of the most heated competitions in contemporary film and television has brought increased interest to the sport in recent years. The film DrumLine, in particular has sparked enthusiasm in the hearts and minds of many across the nation, fueling the continued success of the DrumLine Live performances.

The DrumLine Live show brings the best of the HBCU marching tradition to the stage, with impressive athleticism and showmanship. Audiences are taken on a musical journey that touches on every emotion.

The 2012-2013 season continues with performances at multiple locations in California in January 2013, followed by performances in venues throughout 18 other states in just the first quarter of the new year.

The 2013 tour schedule is as follows:


Jan. 20 – Chandler Center for the Arts, Main Stage, Chandler, AZ


Feb. 2 –Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, Conway, AR


Feb. 22 – Saenger Theater, Mobile, AL


Jan. 9 – Mary Stuart Rogers Theater, Modesto CA

Jan. 10 – Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, Stage One, Folsom, CA

Jan. 11 – Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA

Jan. 12 & 13 – Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Lancaster, CA

Jan. 25 –Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center Proscenium Theater, Santa Clarita, CA

Jan. 26 –Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA


Feb. 15 – The Center for Performing Arts, University Park, IL


Feb. 17 – Palladium, Carmel, IN


Feb. 14 – North Iowa Area Community College Auditorium, Mason City, IA


Feb. 8 – McCain Auditorium, Manhattan, KS

Feb. 10 – Orpheum Theatre, Wichita, KS


Feb. 19 – The SKyPAC Theatre, Bowling Green, KY

Feb. 20 – Paramount Arts Center, Ashland, KY


Mar. 1 – The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD


Feb. 16 – Macomb Center for Performing Arts, Clinton Township, MI


Feb. 23 – MSU Riley Center Grand Opera House, Meridian, MS


Feb. 6 – Jesse Auditorium, Columbia, MO


Feb. 7 – Orpheum Theater, Omaha, NE

Feb. 9 – Lied Center for Performing Arts Main Stage, Lincoln, NE


Jan 18 & 19 – Reynolds Hall, Las Vegas, NV

New Mexico

Jan. 22 – Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, NM

Jan. 23 – Popejoy Hall, Albuquerque, NM


Feb. 26 – Benedum Center for Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA


Feb. 18 – Laura Turner Concert Hall, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN


Jan. 30 – Boerne – Samuel V. Champion High School Auditorium, Boerne, TX

Jan. 31 – Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX


Jan. 15 & 16 – Ellen Eccles Theatre, Logan, UT

Photo Credit: Columbia Artists Management Inc. (CAMI.com)

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