Quite a few years ago I received, from I believe, Rick Beckham, some files with some rudimental drumming history written by an earlier rudimental drummers club, Rudimental Drummers of America. The RDA was a competitive organization active in the early 1950's. Within this material were the lists of officers, the competition rules and some of the contests results. It was very interesting to see competitors whom I know, have known or have heard of in legend.
At the 2014 USARD convention some of the individuals named in these pages will either be honored or performing – please click on the image below to read more….