Blue Steel

The Grimsley High School Drum line is an elite group of high school students dedicated to artistic performance through the use of complex sticking and exciting visual effects. In addition to being the heart of the Grimsley High School Marching Band they are an exciting and visually appealing performance group in their own right. Under the leadership of Dr. Stefan Stuber, the Grimsley High School Drumline “Blue Steel” has entertained audiences at football games, parades, schools, and other community events for over a decade.


Blue Steel

For Winning Best Drumline at A&T’s GHOE 2016
(Greatest Homecoming on Earth)

This premier performing ensemble is very active in the Greensboro community.  They have performed for elementary schools, local fundraisers, and many other community service organizations and events in the area. They are proud to serve the Greensboro community is this capacity and are in constant demand for performances throughout the city. They have performed at the Victory Junction Gang’s Walkathon, the March of Dimes Walkathon, the Diabetes Walk, and they often win Best drum line at A&T State University’s Homecoming Parade – GHOE. The Tate Street Festival attendees enjoy the group’s annual performance.

 We Are Blue Steel!

Blue Steel is a student run performing group under the direction of this year’s Drum Captain, Cody Peterson. Our Drum Technician is A&T University Alumni AND Grimsley HS Alumni Chris Thompson. While at Grimsley, Chris served as the 2008 Drum Captain for Blue Steel.

Blue Steel Drum Captain

Christopher Thompson is our drum/percussion instructor and assistant to Dr. Stuber for the Grimsley High School Marching Band.  Mr. Thompson is an outstanding percussionist who graduated from Grimsley in 2009. While at the school, he served as a Drum Captain for the 2008-2009 marching season, was a member of the International Baccalaureate Program, and received the H. Grady Miller Band Award. Afterwards, Mr. Thompson attended North Carolina A&T State University where he marched for the Blue and Gold Marching Machine and served as a Drum Captain for the internationally acclaimed Cold Steel Drum line. Chris has performed around the world in venues such as London, UK and Dusseldorf, Germany and was also the 1st chair percussionist for the HBCU Director of Bands Consortium All-Star band. Mr. Thompson is currently finishing up his last year at A&T as a double major in Electronic Music and Music Performance.