The Pittsburgh Steeline, a professional, Steeler-themed drumline needs money to buy drums! Help us continue to rock the Steel City!
It all started with an idea. To create a Steeler-themed drumline to entertain Pittsburgh Steeler fans at Heinz Field on gameday, at Steeler Bars and restaurants around town to liven the mood, and at community events to enhance the atmosphere and bring people the joy of two of the greatest things one can pair together: Pittsburgh sports and pulse pounding drums!
Many other NFL teams around the country have team drumlines that support and promote their teams. Being that the Steelers do not currently sponsor a drumline through the team, we saw the opportunity to create our own independent entertainment drumline to pump up the gameday crowd, be ambassadors for Pittsburgh, and maybe someday be the official drumline of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
How can we do that?
We think the best way is to create an extensive portfolio of work (awesome performances for Steeler fans in all sorts of places...mostly the Heinz Field tailgate on gameday), and build a huge following of fans who love what we do! We think those things will come easy with the passion, marketing skills, and amazing entertainment experience that the currently ALL VOLUNTEER members of our organization collectively provide. We've already performed at one Steeler game (August 30th, 2012). We've played live at Stage AE, on the Heinz Field during the pre-game festivities, at Heinz Field Rib Fest, and all sorts of other establishments along the North Shore including Tilted Kilt and Bettis' Grill. The response was OVERWHELMINGLY positive and fans loved us!
What is the one thing missing from allowing us to continue do this? What is preventing us from drumming at EVERY Steelers home game?
Owning own full set of drumline drums.
Owning our own drums will give us the means to perform anywhere we want, whenever we want. Currently, we do not have a viable option for access to the instruments we need. In the past, we've borrowed instruments that are no longer available. If we had our own instruments to perform on, we wouldn't have to rely on the almost impossible task of renting them or begging/bartering to simply have drums to perform on. It will give us the creative license to develop this group the way we want to and put our mark on the amazing sports culture the city of Pittsburgh has. Without our own set of drums, our group cannot exist. We have over 20 committed, talented members who are dying to get out there and perform in support of the black and gold. Help us by getting us our drums!
We are looking to purchase (maximum) approximately 8 snare drums/carriers, 3 tenor drums/carriers, and 5 bass drums/carriers. Even less than this maximum would help our cause significantly and at very least give us the opportunity to give this thing a try!
Upon purchase of this equipment, we would immediately begin performing at every Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home game in some capacity. This equipment is currently the only thing holding our project back from being 100% operational.
ON FIELD performances in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Steelers are an absolute possibility both this season and in future seasons. In addition, we would be booking gigs to perform at various venues beyond Steeler games. We will perform around the city at times/in places heavily populated by Steeler fans. Current plans include performances at bars and restaurants on the North Shore, the Strip District/Lawrenceville, and South Side. We already have several business owners who are simply waiting for our phone call!
Help us bring this idea into reality! Do you love Pittsburgh sports? Do you want to help to put a truly unique mark on how fans celebrate their love of the black and gold? Help us make it happen!
Here are a few more video links to our performances. They will give you an idea of the kind of entertainment you would be supporting with your donation. Be sure to check out our main video on the top of the page!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $7,500 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 17, 2012.
Sep 17, 2012 - Oct 17, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $25 or more
30 backers Limited (70 of 100 left)
For your pledge of $25, you will receive a complimentary "Steeline" t-shirt! You will get to wear the same gear we wear on gameday at Heinz Field!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $100 or more
7 backers Limited (13 of 20 left)
For $100, you will become a "Steeline Groove Pursuer." We will publish your name or your business' name on the back of our gameday t-shirts for all of Steeler Nation to see!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $375 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
For your pledge of $375, the Steeline will show up at your tailgate, at your party, your corporate event, or ANY other location of your choosing and do a 15-20 minute LIVE performance just for you! You can collaborate with us if you'd like on what you'd like to see/hear from the Steeline! How awesome would it be for your own personal drumline to show up and start rockin' out?! That experience can be yours at this level of support! (locations limited to Greater Pittsburgh area)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012