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Hello fellow USARD members,

My name is Steve Wolpe and I am the new President of “The United States Association of Rudimental Drummers. Many of you I already know and others I am looking forward to meeting. It is an honor to be able to lead the organization into the future and I look forward to interacting and getting to know you all. I am fortunate to be able to bring an experienced team with me to help run the administrative and organizational aspects of the organization, as well as ingesting new energy and ideas to elevate the overall experience for the membership. Artie Shannon and Jill McCutcheon will be the executive committee and we are in the process of forming a new advisory board as well to help. The Facebook page will be undergoing some revisions and format changes in the next month and I will continue to update everyone with any changes or opportunities that come up. It is our vision to increase the membership participation which will help to make the group a fun, interactive and informative group for anyone who is interested in rudimental drumming.

The first opportunity/event will be a monthly Zoom performance series featuring drumlines, solo artists, clinicians, and groups from all over the country. We will be starting that soon and will post an event invitation as soon as we have a date. Jill McCutcheon will be running the series so if you are interested in performing please message Jill.

If you have any ideas or things you have been considering making this a better experience please message myself, Artie or Jill and let us know your feelings. We want to lead a group that has a lot of fun, passion, camaraderie and interacts with each other so that people of ALL skill levels and interest can enjoy being a member of USARD.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved running and setting up the organization to this point and all the members for your support over the years. We look forward to bringing many different new activities, opportunities, and possibilities to the group.

Steve Wolpe

President

USARD