2016 World Tour Kickstarter Is Now Live!

Hi everyone,

Big news! The Kickstarter campaign for our 2016 World Tour is now live at


Jonathan Schang & District 97-A Brief History Interview Video

Here's an interview with Jonathan filmed and edited by Cara Donley that talks a bit about the split with Patrick and Rob, as well as the past and future of District 97. It also provides a nice look into Jonathan's day to day life and his roots.

Don't forget to vote for Jonathan in the Prog category of the 2016 Modern Drummer Readers Poll at http://www.moderndrummer.com/modern-drummer-2016-readers-poll-ballot/.

Lineup Changes for 2016.

There have been some major changes for District 97 in the past few months, and it is now time to share them with you all. Rob Clearfield (keyboards) and Patrick Mulcahy (bass) have both parted ways with District 97. The split is amicable and everyone remains on good terms. Luckily, two very talented Chicago-based musicians are ready and eager to join Leslie, Jim and Jonathan in moving the band forward: Andrew Lawrence (keyboards) and Tim Seisser (bass).

Vote For Jonathan in the 2016 Modern Drummer Readers Poll!

Jonathan is nominated in the Prog category of the 2016 Modern Drummer Readers Poll! Please consider taking a minute of your time to vote at http://www.moderndrummer.com/modern-drummer-2016-readers-poll-ballot/. He is in the same category as some of the greatest drummers in the world (Marco Minnemann, Gavin Harrison, Todd Sucherman and Matt Garsika), so we'll need to rock the vote to have a shot at this!