Looking for an Entertainment Act Like No Other?

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The Kracker Jacks Drumline (not the be confused with the Cracker Jack original caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts) is a drumming ensemble since 1983 built to perform and entertain.

Our ensemble is designed for anyone to enjoy, as we invite our audience to be equal participants in our performance. We keep it fast, fun, and fresh. Crowds tell us time and time again how amazed they are by what we’re able to do with a few people and some simple snare drums—whether we play something they’ve never heard before or play to their favorite songs in a new and exciting way.

Highlights include performances in the Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans, the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in Manhattan, and the Greater Chicago Area for the 4th of July.

The Kracker Jacks Drumline drumming at a parade.

Drum ROll, Please!

There is no other drumline offers the original, authentic, goofy experience through drumming like our iconic drum spoofs and jokes. It’s sure to get your community fired up for a good time!

And what better way to showcase your event than through investing in world-class entertainment for your community? We can’t think of a better way, honestly.

The Kracker Jacks Drumline at a parade

Squad Goals

Do you have squad goals?

As in, are you a musician trying to make money doing what you love? If so, then boy do we have THE opportunity for you.

  • Competitive pay (well above other drumlines in the Midwest area)
  • A unique opportunity to represent a drumline that’s spread joy to thousands of people across the nation since 1983
  • Solid rudimental education including creating your own cadences
  • No transportation fees so you’re not paying out-of-pocket to get to the gig (as it should be)
  • Flexible Independent Contractor Gig. You make your own schedule. And yes, we will work around your drumline’s schedule; we encourage continuous drumming education!
  • Opportunities to grow with our entertainment business if you possess unique skills like photography, videography, management, and more!

The Jr. Jacks Drumline playing at a parade.

Supporting Youth Music Education

Have a child interested in one day becoming a famous Kracker Jacker?

Great! Then, boy, do we have the program for you—the Jr. Jacks Drumline.

The Jr. Jacks Drumline is a youth program related to the Kracker Jacks. Focusing on individual teaching in a fun and creative environment, our program gets your child ready for their dream gig of joining the KJ Squad!

All ages 6-15 years old welcome!

Ready to Up Your Parade Game?