Slam includes students in grades approximately 7 through 9 with previous percussion experience. Slam students audition for instrument placement. They practice moderately advanced cadences and percussion pieces and will perform shows at various local/nearby events during the season.

Starting in November and running through April, practice for Slam will be held on Saturdays from 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm at Trinity Baptist Church, 2400 West 18th Street in Sioux Falls. All practices will be held at this location unless there is a scheduling conflict. Notice of any changes will be sent out via email as soon as that information is made available. Alternate practice locations are Faith Lutheran Church (4th & Cliff) and Sioux Falls Empire Fairgrounds National Guard Armory Building. Check the Events Calendar regularly for location updates.

The Slam uniform is black Groove t-shirt, Groove hat, black wristbands, blue jeans, black & white Converse All-star shoes (or something comparable), and sunglasses of your choice. The Groove t-shirt and hat are available through Corporate Gifts & Incentives (see link on the Web Links page). The cost of the uniform is not included in the dues amount and is the responsibility of the group member to purchase.

2012-2013 Dues are $425. All dues must be paid timely. Monthly payments are available to assist in helping you budget for these expenses.