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Convention Update as of 9/08/2021
Hello fellow USARD members, clinicians, performing groups and business associates. We have made a difficult decision concerning the October 2021 convention. The overall consensus of feedback from the members and board is that we postpone the convention until April 2022. The board will be careful not to schedule during any of the other major drumming events this spring. Thank you to everyone helping to preserve our passion for rudimental drumming. Stay tuned as there will be many events and activities throughout the year.
On a positive note, the organization has been growing steadily over the last few months and we have added about 25 new members in that span. The Facebook Page was created for marketing and the Facebook group continues to grow almost every day with new members. The first few “Performance Series” events were well received and we have more planned for the future. Thanks to The Old Guard and The Connecticut Patriots for the first 2 events. We hope you have enjoyed them. Looks like the Atlanta Drum Academy is on deck.
There has been some interest across the country for people to start chapters in other areas to represent USARD. This will be a great way to spread the word and help the organization grow for the future. As they come on board, we will announce each new Chapter and welcome them.
Thank you to everyone who has been helping with the convention issues and also to the people on Facebook who are posting some great stuff about rudimental drumming daily. I see us already starting to gain traction through new membership and look forward to a bright future as we crawl out from under this pandemic nightmare.
Thank you from USARD