is an exciting drumline opportunity for students between the ages of 5 and 15 years old. Students in Cruzline come from all over the city. Kids from different backgrounds, schools, and districts come together once a week to learn how to play each drumline instrument: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, and Quads. At the end of each semester/session, the Cruzline puts on an exciting show to share with friends and family! The shows are always filled with smiles, excitement and surprises.


This program involves students of all levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. This program is not just for boys but girls as well. Once you see them perform and display their talents you would think they have been playing for years. Cruzline is under the leadership of instructor Sal Cruz.

Salvador (Sal) Cruz

   is a Topeka High School graduate and earned his music performance degree at Washburn University. Sal has many years of private lessons experience on top of years of experience in schools around the area. Sal has been the Topeka High Drumline coach since 1993, and also teaches at Mater Dei and St. Mathews in Topeka. His groups perform approximately 60 times a year at community events ranging from the Fiesta Mexicana, Women's Battered Task Force, Midland Hospice, Leukemia Foundation, TARC, the American Cancer Society's "Camp Hope" in Great Bend Kansas, and the list goes on and on.


In 2006 he began Cruzline Percussion, providing students with the joy and pride of being a part of a drumline, while also realizing the importance of self-discipline and teamwork. Sal is passionate about teaching kids more than just music; his passion is to teach kids real life lessons.





All forms are to be filled out before your first lesson. Two forms are required and can be previewed and printed on the "FORMS" page of the website. Click HERE



Signing up for a session means that the student is financially responsible for all lessons. Payment can be made in full, monthly or weekly.



We regret that we cannot make up a lesson if a student has to cancel. Since this is a performance based business, payment for that lesson is still expected.  If CruzLine Percussion has to cancel, that lesson will be made up at a specified date.

To Read All CRUZLINE Policies,

go to the FORMS page.


Click Here for Complete CRUZLINE policies.


Is This Only a Boy Thing?

No! There are both boys and girls who are a part of Cruzline.

Is This Only for USD 501?

No! Cruzline is open to all drummers from all around. Holton, Silver Lake, Carbondale, Anywhere!

Do I Need Any Experience?

There are two levels: Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced.

What Ages are Taught?

Cruzline if for ages 5 and up. If you are an adult interested in lessons, contact Sal Cruz immediately! There may be a new class for you!

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Where Are Lessons Taught?

At Topeka High School in the Band Room (park on Polk Street. Enter the side doors. Go up the stairs to the third floor. First room to the right.)

Do I Need to Bring a Drum?

All equipment is supplied by the Topeka High School Drumline. Just bring sticks! (Ralph Hardimon Jr.'s)

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Tel: 785-213-0505

Mail: cruz.sal@sbcglobal.net