I recently connected with Allie Chase, the owner and founder of Prove Our Purpose. In the very brief time that I’ve gotten to know Allie (via the internet albeit), I think she might be one of the most positive people I know. Allie started a company to help encourage others to never give up on their goals, and she does this through her site and social media.
People like Allie remind me that one of my favorite things about the marching percussion world is the positivity and support you see between individuals and between groups.
What is your background and how long have you been involved with the percussion community?
I have been involved with percussion my whole life. At 5 years old, I had one of those old school mini drum machines that you just hit with sticks and that’s when I was hooked. I played percussion in middle and high school. I did not go on to march drum corps simply because I was too focused on my studies in college. At this point, I wish I had just gone for it. I have been a percussion caption head for 8 years and have assisted multiple different groups.
What is the story behind Prove Our Purpose?
Prove Our Purpose was born because of a passion of mine to inspire and motivate musicians to believe in themselves no matter how hard the journey. I have always loved helping people succeed and helping them to believe in their potential. Making goals and sticking to the hard work it takes to reach those goals is a huge part of what I hope to help people to do through this company.