The Battle of the Drumlines event was created by The Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band in 2011 as an extension of its mission to enhance the physical and social development of youth through the performing arts. This year's Battle of the Drumlines will feature local high school and community drumlines battling it out for top honors. The event will also include a special performance by North Carolina A&T State University Cold Steel. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band.
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Drumlines in Competition:
Approaching Storm Marching Band, Brooklyn, NY (4th Place, 2011)
Berean Community Drumline, Brooklyn, NY (2nd Place, 2011)
Black Fire Percussion, Brooklyn, NY (in exhibition)
The Brooklyn Express Drumline
Brooklyn Top Secret Drumline
C.R.E.A.M. Percussion, Atlanta, GA (1st Place, 2011)
X-Factor Drumline, Bronx, NY (3rd Place, 2011)
And Special Guest North Carolina A&T State University Cold Steel
The Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band and The 2012 Battle of the Drumlines is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The Battle of the Drumlines is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Kings County the Decentralized Program is administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC)
The 2012 Battle of the Drumlines and The Brooklyn Steppers program is also supported by the following: Applebee’s, BAM, Bloomberg, The Brooklyn Community Foundation, Brooklyn Philharmonic, CakeMan Raven, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Clear Channel - Z100, 103.5 KTU, Q104.3, Power 105.1, 106.7 LiteFM, The Department of Youth and Community Development, Ed Hardy, Emergen-C, IZZE, New York City Council Member Letitia James, New York City Council Stephen Levin, New York City Council Member Darlene Mealy, New York City Council Member Albert Vann, New York City Council Jumaane Williams, Monster Energy Drinks, New York Giants, New York Jets, New Jersey NETS, popchips, Sam Ash, St. Francis College, Vic Firth, Windham Area Recreation Foundation and by the generous donations of the following individuals: Anonymous, Cherry M. Blake, David A. Boyd, Steve Brown, Thomas R. Cabaniss, Jessica Cardichon, Juliet Cadiz-Badke, Sandra Bianchi Coarcia, Denise Bushell, Matthew Cooper, Bertha Dear, Katherine Degen, Warren Dickey, Michelle D. Everett, Sophia Galimore, Bernard Gassaway, Nerrie Gongora, Lance Goodwin, Obina Harding, Dawn Harper, Beth and Kevin Heerdt, Jordan Hinckson, Arlene Holder, Arthur Hood, George Hopkins, Gayette Greaves, Donna Ifield, Chantelle Elise Johnson, Donna Smith Jordan, Anthony Killiebrew, Keefe Konrad, Clifton and Lynette Lancaster, Lawson Insurance Agency, Ross Allen Macintyre, Tanisha McFadden-Lilly, Jim McKay, Rachelle C. Olden, Valerie Oliver-Durrah, Pack 309 at The Church of St. Marks, Susan Poggioli, Petra Pope, William J. Riley, Pedro Rivera, Cynthia Robinson, Yvette Robles, David and Aliana Spunger, STC Tours, LLC, Marion Smith, Robin St. Clair, Jemma L. St. Lawrence, Kevin Stewart, Millicent Stevens, Frank H. Su, Angela Taylor, Antonio Thompson, Bill Trigg, Valdemore Tripp, Evangeline Umpthery, Theodore Walker, Wagner College, Dina Wilson, Eric Wong.
ABOUT THE BROOKLYN STEPPERS
Since 1989, The Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band (formerly the Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band) have welcomed young people of Brooklyn from ages 8 - 18 and instilled in them the discipline, teamwork, and precision that can only be gained from being part of a large group united in a singular cause. Today, not only does the Brooklyn Steppers stimulate the cultural palette of its participants, we engage them in extraordinary opportunities that will lead them along the road to maturity and academic success. The mission of the Brooklyn Steppers is to provide once-in-a-lifetime performing opportunities to youth in Brooklyn, while simultaneously supporting their intellectual, civic, social and cultural growth.