Groove, Inc. is an independent, incorporated, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the focus on and goal of percussion education. The group is governed by a working board of directors. Groove, Inc. operates year-round at various levels. Area youth, along with a dedicated professional, instructional staff, strive to share the excitement and benefits of percussion with the people of the Midwest.
This group-lesson structure to accompany the ensemble training of Genesis, Next Step, Cadets, Slam, Impact, Pursuit, and Percussion Ensemble. Classes are offered on snare drum, mallet instruments, and drum set. The classes teach technique, music reading, practice habits, performance skills, and more.
Our instructors are experienced members or alumni of Groove, Inc. who offer private percussion lessons. Each of them participates or has participated in Pursuit, giving them world-class DCI competition experience.
Summer Line includes members approximately grades 7 to age 22 with previous Groove, Inc. involvement or advanced percussion experience. Summer Line performances are primarily on Saturdays with one to three Sunday performances that may include overnight trips. Our performances are at town festivals, conventions, parades, drum corps shows, and other musical events.