The United States Association of Rudimental Drummers - 2012 Convention Videos
2012 Convention Videos

2012 Convention Videos (21)

Sunday, 29 April 2012 20:33

Happy Birthday John Flowers!

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In the video below Barbara Flowers presents her husband a 75th birthday cake!

Sorry about the poor camera skills.

Sunday, 29 April 2012 07:36

Bill Messerschmidt at U.S.A.R.D. 2012

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Bill Messerschmidt offers three perspectives related to the use of  drum rudiments: as applied to their original historical context; as applied to modern rudimental drumming and other areas of percussion and as a foundation for creative percussive interpretation.

There is much interesting and educative information Bill is giving us here - please play the video below:

Sunday, 29 April 2012 07:17

The New York Drummers Association

Written by Joe Gillotti

The New York Drummers Association (NYDA) performs some standard, "Ancient" drum pieces as they might have been performed in the early days.

Bill McGrath, Jr is accompanied by his club members on rope snare: Dale Andrews, Doug Morrow, Paul Hallifax with Harry Jenkins on bass drum.

Bill also presents a special memorial for the late World Hall of Fame and NYDA drummer, Doug Kleinhans.

Please play the video to see and hear more........................

Sunday, 29 April 2012 06:18

John Flowers Clinic - "Dynamically Speaking"

Written by Joe Gillotti

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame drummer, John Flowers offers a plethora of drumming information from the history of Ginther's Grey Ghost, which he performs with his old battery mate, Don Walls, to the texture and visual qualities of a great drum solo. Beyond that, John gives us many interesting and entertaining anecdotes from his many years in drum corps.

Play the video.....................

Saturday, 28 April 2012 08:17

The New England Chapter U.S.A.R.D. Performance

Written by Joe Gillotti

The Rudimental Drummers Club of New England (RDCNE), a U.S.A.R.D. chapter performs some popular fife and drum jam pieces as well as some original compositions for the genre.

Special kudos goes out to the individuals of this group who in preparing for this show traveled far and long to learn new drum pieces of an unfamiliar style. Dave Hevrin many times drove about 150 mile round trip to and from my home to learn the new material. Gary Gillotti, as well, with an almost 3 hour trip - one-way! Ginger Wilk learned the new for her fife tunes that the drums accompanied.

The last two pieces of this set were dedicated to our recently deceased friend and USARD member, Warren Lee.

Please play the video, the narration by Phyllis Gillotti explains all:

Friday, 27 April 2012 22:44

The Skyliners Alumni Duet Performance

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The many time drum ensemble I&E champs, The N.Y. Skyliners Alumni Drum Ensemble with Joe Fontana and Jack Murray give a brilliant and entertaining performance at the USARD convention.

Watch the video and enjoy!:

Friday, 27 April 2012 19:30

A Special Announcement at the 2012 Convention

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Hearing this announcement many of us were surprised that what was announced had not happened years ago!

Play the video below to learn more:.........................

Friday, 27 April 2012 19:04

Thom Hannum's Clinic at the 2012 Convention

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DCI Hall of Fame drummer, Thom Hannum presents his clinic which covers some of his work with the University of Massachusetts Marching Band drumline as well as demonstrating some incredible playing!...............................

Pipe Band Drummer extraordinaire, Jon Quigg performs at U.S.A.R.D. Convention!

Along with former Air Force Pipe Band  and World Drum Corps Hall of Fame drummer, John Bosworth, Jon explains the evolution and rudimental development of pipe band drumming. His solos performances were incredible!

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Bob Zarfoss explains the practice routine and tonal goals of the Hanover Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps Drumline.

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