LUC Drumline


The LUC Drumline is administered through the Loyola University Chicago Athletic Department. The ensemble supports Loyola Athletics through exciting performances. The Drumline performs at the majority of men's and women's home basketball games. They also perform at other select athletic events, as well as pep rallies, alumni functions, parades and philanthropic events. The Drumline consists of a maximum of 18 players on Snare, Tenors, Bass and Cymbals. Although Drumlines are typically involved in marching, the LUC Drumline functions as a pep drumline and mostly performs in the stands.


Tim Corpus (

Tim Corpus is the founding director of the Loyola University Chicago Drumline. In addition to his work at Loyola he is a composer, performer and educator. Tim has performed with a variety of ensembles across the country as percussionist and timpanist. His music has been performed in the United States, Europe and South America. Highlights include involvement with Third Coast Percussion for performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In addition to concerts, his music been featured in the Connecticut Historical Society, Fulcrum Point: Discoveries Series, CNN Money and 98.7 WFMT.


Auditions are held twice a year at the beginning of each semester.

To audition, please contact instructor, Tim Corpus, at

Click here to download the most recent Audition Form.

Criteria for auditionees:

  1. Full-time students attending Loyola University Chicago at the time of the tryout may participate.
  2. Experience playing drums (marching experience is not required)
  3. Music reading proficient
  4. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required.

The Drumline administration reserves the right to refuse a tryout or a position to any person for reasons of academic deficiencies or violations against the University's standards of conduct, any past performances which dishonored the Intercollegiate Athletics Program.

The Drumline has at least one rehearsal each week. Some weeks, due to scheduling, rehearsals are canceled. There is an expectation that members will practice their music and come to events and rehearsals prepared. For more information about the Drumline, please contact Tim Corpus at