The United States Association of Rudimental Drummers

Riodrums

FOR DRUMSTICKS, DRUM PADS, T-SHIRTS AND MORE, SEE RIODRUMS AT FIFE & DRUM MUSTERS AND AT THE U.S.A.R.D. CONVENTION

Cooperman Company

FOR FINE DRUMSTICKS & SUPERIOR ROPE DRUMS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE COOPERMAN FIFE & DRUM COMPANY

Black River Music Plus

A SOURCE FOR BOOKS COVERING ALL DISCIPLINES OF DRUMMING/PERCUSSION

HaMar Percussion Publications

A GREAT AND DIVERSE SOURCE FOR PERCUSSION LITERATURE

 


Welcome to the Official Website of the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers!

 The USARD is dedicated to the Performance, Preservation and Promotion of the Art of Rudimental Drumming.

We encourages regional chapters that will meet to discuss, practice and perform. Members of the chapters meet annually for business and pleasure - mostly the pleasure of drumming! 

The annual convention is a showcase for the talented members who will perform as individuals or in ensembles.
Each year the convention features one or more special performer or prominent clinician. Individual and Ensemble (I and E) competition will be part of the organization's plan. 
The USARD is a great group to join if you are interested in getting back into your old love - rudimental drumming. It's also a wonderful opportunity for young drummers to see and hear some of the older styles of their predecessors such as Ancient (rope-tension) and classic drum and bugle corps drumming. You will meet some legendary drummers at a USARD convention!
We'd also love to meet some of today's contemporary drummers so we can share ideas and enjoy some of the new and exciting ideas of the modern drummer.
Drum notation in the form of solos, exercises or ensemble pieces will be available to members from this website for their personal and chapter use. Some drumming pieces will be dedicated to the annual massed drumming performances.
 
 

2016 Convention Videos

  • The Danbury Drum Corps 2016
    The Danbury Drum Corps 2016

    Thank you Danbury Drum Corps for again opening our convention activities.

    The Danbury Drum Corps - USARD 2016 JAG Productions
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