The United States Association of Rudimental Drummers

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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.

The 8th Annual U.S.A.R.D. 2017 Convention Wrap-Up

The 8th Annual U.S.A.R.D. 2017 Convention.


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2017 Convention Videos

  • Kevin Donka's Clinic - USARD 2017
    Kevin Donka's Clinic - USARD 2017

    Kevin Donka gives his incredible clinic at the 2017 annual USARD convention.

    Kevin Donka's Clinic - 2017 USARD Convention Denise Ciastko
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