Welcome to GROOVE

GROOVE is a group of energetic musicians and artists drawn together for one reason... to have fun rocking the masses! This entertainment group performs using traditional and non-traditional instruments to blend comedy, energy, personality and choreography into performances on stage and on the street. From propane tank hang drums to tubular xylophones, the instruments are the most creative in town, constructed out of construction equipment, everyday knick knacks, and anything else you could think of. Known as the best kept secret on campus, Groove's here to change your life.

NOW 10: That's What I Call Groove!

2014 Spring Show & 10th Anniversary Celebration

Imagine yourself sitting at home, watching a commercial for a collection of the latest Pop hits for an easy one-time payment. Suddenly, a inter-dimensional portal appears in front of you, sucking you through the ripped fabric of space-time and spitting you out on a strange world.

You look around and see various remnants of construction equipment, mechanical parts, and garishly colored plastics and fabrics strewn about. Could this be a peek at a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a glimpse into a dystopian future?

Right and wrong. It's the culmination of the history of Groove shows, dating back to Spring 2004, deposited onto this plane of percussion/performance limbo. Groove has spent an enormous amount of resources recollecting and reassembling this wreckage into a behemoth of a tribute to our history, taking elements of classic hits and beloved bangers to create: NOW 10: That's What I Call Groove!

Come witness this manufactured mayhem and celebrate our 10th Anniversary with us at the historic Michigan Theater on Friday, April 4th. Doors at 7pm, show starts at 7:30 with the ineffable wit and humor of ComCo.

TICKETS: Purchase your tickets online at Ticketmaster (link below), in the Angell Hall lobby March 31-April 3 from 10am-2:30pm, from any Groover anytime, or at the door the day of the show. $5 for students, $8 for adults.

Click here to buy tickets online! Facebook Event Page
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Mass Meeting & Auditions Fall 2013 NOW OVER

Welcome New Groovers!

Thank you to everyone who came to try out for Groove this year; the wealth of talent and personality we saw was nothing short of amazing, and now we are proud to welcome 8 new Groovers to the group! They all displayed an immense amount of potential, so we're very excited to see what the year will hold for us all, especially at our end-of-the-semester shows.

Congratulations to Colin, Daniel, David, Jeongin, Katalina, Kenna, Sameer, and Stephanie, who are all now a part of the Groove family! You guys embody and exemplify rocking out to the highest degree, evoking fantastical images of Groovers past and future joining through space-time to create an inter-dimensional stellar rhythm odyssey. Yeah. Get pumped.

Outreach and Guest Performances

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Groove is available to give your event that little extra umph that you've been looking for. We've played for other groups' shows, dance marathons, fashion shows, bar nights, birthday parties, parades, graduation ceremonies, tailgate events, and fundraising banquets.

We also want to share our music with younger generations, and we think that elementary and middle school students would enjoy learning about our unique and creative process. In past years we have done clinics and performances at nearby schools that showcase what we do and educate students on how to think about music in an inventive way.

If you work at a nearby school or are involved with youth outreach, we would love to visit and work with the students. Possible activities include performances by the Groove members, demonstrations on how we construct our instruments, and teaching the students a short song to perform with our instruments.

Contact Groove at groove.info@umich.edu if you are interested in setting up a guest performance or clinic with us!