Our History

Groove Inc. can be traced back to 1997 where it was originally known as River City Groove. After four years in Sioux City, Iowa, the organization moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and was renamed Groove Inc.

The dedication to begin this organization belongs to Pete Hansen and Luke Snyder. Credit for the continued success is due to Pete Hansen, the many talented instructors (many of whom have been in the program since grade school and middle school and gone on to become members of world-class drum and bugle corps), a hands-on board of directors, and the involvement of member families.

Groove Inc. has developed a crowd-pleasing reputation because of it innovative and entertaining shows. The group has appeared in numerous parades in the Midwest, entertained for professional organizations, businesses, college football and basketball games, local events, and school talent shows, and has even competed regionally and internationally in competitions and exhibitions.

Groove Inc. members and staff have earned and maintained membership in the regional Drum Corps Midwest (DCM) and Drum Corps International (DCI) associations. Groove Inc.’s most advanced competitive line, Pursuit, has placed in the finals three of the last six years with a fourth-place finish in class PIA and thirteenth in PIO. In Impact’s first competitive season, its innovative floor show “Private School” ranked an overwhelming first in every competition, where Impact was by far the youngest competitive group. In 2004, Groove Inc. received the American Youth Character Award from the Sioux Empire Character Counts Coalition. Groove Inc. was awarded this distinction because of its outstanding contributions in the field of character development.