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The 10th Annual 2018 U.S.A.R.D. Convention...Genetti Hotel-Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday April 26, 27 & 28 Register w/ hotel 2:00-6:30 pm Register w/USARD 2:00-7:00 pm
FRIDAY EVENING April, 26
Business Partner Sponsors
• Cooperman Drum Company
Videographer: Tom Terreri
Opening Ceremony National Anthem or Pledge of Allegiance 7:00-7:05 pm
Welcome & Announcements:
Friday Evening Presentations:
Air Force: Performance
Middle River: Performance: Middle River Ancients
Special Presentation: I.A.T.D. Joanie Pratt
TRIBUTES and moment of silence:
Performance 1: Tribute John Blair: Presenter: John Flowers
Performance 2: Tribute to Cheryl E. (Sturtze) Grandmaison. Presenter: Gary Gillotti
Performance 3: Nick Attanasio Presenter: Dom Cuccia
Performance 4: Larry Saxman Presenter: Bill McGrath
Performance 5: Hubert Ablondi Army-Air-Corps, 344th Tng Div. D&B Oklahoma City Presenter: Bill McGrath
Performance 6: Brian Moore Presenters: Gary Gillotti - Verbal Only.
Performance 7: Lewis Davis: Presenters John Flowers, Harry Jenkins and Susan Stevens.
Mass Drumming: Click title for pdf
Friday Evening Social Continues...
Saturday Morning April 27
Special/Presentation: A History of Rudimental Drumming in the United States: Patrick Jones - New
Special/Presentation: 9:45-10:15 AM David Nelson Presents: Moeller Association New Rochelle, N.Y. - New
Special/Presentation: 10:15-10:40 Presenter Jim Smith The Drummer’s Heritage Society also known as D.H.S. - New
Special/Presentation: New England Chapter U.S.A.R.D. Presenter: Gary Gillotti.
Special Presentation: St. Lucy’s 11:05-11:10 AM Presenter: “Chew” Gerhardt. Scratched
Special Presentation: N.A.R.D. Presenter: Mark Beecher
Individuals Contest: Judge - John Flowers.
Categories: Individual Snare Drum, Individual Rudimental Bass Drum, and Drum Ensemble: all are Jr. categories.
Saturday Afternoon Continued:
Special Presentation: Regulators - Gus Cuccia & Catherine Cuccia Cavallo - New
Special Presentation: The Civil War Troopers Dominick Cuccia - New
Special Presentation: USMC Drum Quartette from the 1969-70 era 2:40-2:55 PM Presenter: Ed Fishell, Presentation Scratched as of 3-8-2019
Performance: N.Y. Chapter of USARD: Presenters: Bill McGrath & Bill Putnam Complete PD
Performances: Individual Snare Drum, Bass Drum and Drum Ensemble contest winners performing the winning solos.
Cocktails in Ballroom: 5:45-6:15 PM
Dinner: 6:15-7:00 PM
Presentations/Awards/Acknowledgements: 7:00-7:30 PM
- Moment of Silence: Re-announce tributes from Friday.
- Lifetime Achievement 2018: T.B.D.
- Acknowledgment of Lifetime Members
- Jim Coffey upgrade from Standard Member to Lifetime Member
- Susan Stevens upgrade from Standard Member to Lifetime Member
- Bill McGrath upgrade from Standard Member to Lifetime Member.
- 2019 Sonny Lyons Memorial Student Award: TBD
- 2019 The Warren S. Lee Foundation Stipend Award: Elisee Ngbo Percussion Major at Western Connecticut State University
- President's Comments:
After Dinner Feature Presentation:
Special Presentation: Old Guard-Intro: Mark Reilly 7:30-8:30 PM
Special Presentation: 8:30-9:15 PM. Connecticut Blues, Josh Salizar
Mass Drumming Finale 9:15-9:40 PM
U.S.A.R.D. ANNUAL MEETING and Election of Officers. 9:40-10:15 PM
Sunday, April 28 Breakfast until noon.
President of the U.S.A.R.D.
The 2019, 10th Annual Convention of the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers Convention will be held at the Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
The dates are set for April 26th & 27th.
Please use the links below for more information:(More Information Forthcoming)