Austin Osterhout 
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Re: “Steeline brings drum-line entertainment to Steelers games

When reporting on this drumline, please include more historically accurate facts.

Technically, Vince Wallace wasn't the first one to "come up with the idea for a Steelers Drumline." Tiras Allen composed music for a Steelers drumline under the direction of Dave McKivitz back in 2006. In 2007, I followed in Tiras Allen's steps by composing music and performing at the Steelers games, also under the direction of Dave McKivitz. The performing members would perform outside of the stadium gates, and receive free end-zone tickets and boxed-lunches.

The only reason the drumline was never an "official" part of the Steelers organization is because the Pittsburgh Steelers PR representative declined to make an official affiliation time after time after time. Most of the drummers were involved with an indoor drumline known as the Project Percussion which performed on an international basis within the Winter Guard International circuit.

Props to those drummers cranking out the beats, and I hope that they do become an official affiliate of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I wish them the best. HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!!

Sincerely, J. Austin Osterhout

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Posted by Austin Osterhout on 10/03/2012 at 11:47 PM

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