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Chicago Bulls Bucket Boys

Bucket Boys
Chicago Bulls Bucket Boys

The Bucket Boys are an extremely talented group of teens from Chicago’s South Side who have been putting their percussive skills on display throughout the city for years.

These kids were everywhere–along the Magnificent Mile and, during baseball season, outside of Wrigley Field–any spot where their performance would draw heavy crowds.

In the late summer of 2002, the Bucket Boys realized an opportunity of a lifetime.

“Discovered” on the streets of Chicago, a representative from the Bulls front office caught a performance while on a shopping trip in the city's Magnificent Mile.

Amazed by their energy and synchronization, he thought an on-court performance for a home game at the United Center would excite the Bulls’ fan base–it resulted in a standing ovation and from there The Bucket Boys’ popularity grew by leaps and bounds.

Fast-forward to 2004.

The Bucket Boys are still everywhere. Today, however, “everywhere” has expanded to include regular appearances at Bulls home games and functions, appearances with other NBA and NCAA teams, a spot with Hank Williams, Jr. on his “Are You Ready For Some Football?!” for ABC’s Monday Night Football, a commercial spot with KFC and a shared halftime performance bill for the 2004 NBA All-Star Game with the likes of OutKast, Christina Aguilera and Beyonce.

Keep an ear out for the Bucket Boys.

These young men are going to be making a lot of noise–in more ways than one.

Bucket Boys The Bucket Boys in action at the United Center before a packed house.