Chicago Connection was a senior marching and maneuvering corps based in Chicago, Illinois.
The Connection worked hard to create a total theme package that saluted Chicago's gangster days. The corps' logo featured a Tommy-gun-toting mobster in a three-piece suit and a fedora guarding the colors. Some of the guard appeared as flappers. The related repertoire included "All That Jazz."
Chicago Connection participated in DCA competition three times, from 1977 through 1979. Their highest finish was 11th, in 1977.
Among other performances, the Connection marched at several Chicago Bears football games, and were once said to have been complimented by Walter Payton.
[A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, 2002; Drew Crandall, RAMD, 11/5/99; Jeff Ream, RAMD, 3/17/03; Jim Nevermann, RAMD, 8/30/99]