Mystique Makes The Switch


Music City Mystique is a six-time World Championship theatrical percussion ensemble based in the music capital of the world…Nashville, Tennesee. The ensemble consists of approximately forty performing members between fourteen and twenty-two years of age. The organization is a largely volunteer based, non-profit organization focused on the growth and enrichment of its members through competition. The organizational staff helps ensure the continuity of these core values and the individuals work tirelessly to carry on the tradition and give back to an organization that meant so much to them.

MYSTIQUE was founded in 1994 by Don Click and Chris Finen as the area’s first independent percussion ensemble. The group was formed to further the development of the young and talented percussion community in Nashville. The group saw success its first year by claiming the 1995 SCGC Independent Drumline Championship and placing fourth at the WGI World Championships. In the following years, Mystique began setting new standards for the indoor percussion activity. Mystique went on to capture the 1996 through 2008 SCGC Independent Drumline Championships as well as the 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004, and 2006 WGI World Championships.

Since the inaugural year, the group has continued to grow. The success of the organization has attracted members from all parts of the country. To date, the Mystique organization has helped shape the lives of over 500 young men and women.