The Drum Line has been a welcome and well-received addition to Leo’s Music Department under the direction of Mr. Heath, a professional drummer who has played with jazz great Ramsey Lewis.
After “rehearsing” at several school events, the Drum Line made its public debut at the South Side Irish Parade on March 11, 2018 and performed superbly, enlivening the procession with their well-organized, well-executed sets. Along with the shouts of “My dad went to Leo!” that always greet the Lions’ contingent at this event, parade-goers young and old were inspired to “move to the music” as the drummers marched by, performing with non-stop exuberance for the 12-block duration of the parade.
They were back in action six weeks later, delighting a capacity crowd at the Leo Auditorium as they teamed with the Leo Choir for a memorable Spring Concert.
Mr. Heath hopes to expand the Drum Line in coming years. Tryouts are held every fall.