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: 7:05-7:15 pm:
Friday Evening Presentations:
Air Force: Performance: 7:00-7:15 AM:
Middle River: Performance: Middle River Ancients 7:15-7:30 AM
Special Presentation: I.A.T.D. Joanie Pratt 7:30-7:45 PM
TRIBUTES and moment of silence: 7:45-8:00 pm:
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: Randy Wilcox, Paul Saunders, Roger Honeywell.
Performance 7: Lewis Davis: Presenters John Flowers, Harry Jenkins and Susan Stevens.
Mass Drumming: 8:00–8:25 pm Click title for pdf
Friday Evening Social Continues from 8:25 on...
Saturday Morning April 27
Special/Presentation: A History of Rudimental Drumming in the United States: Patrick Jones 9:00-9:45 - 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. 10:40-10:55 Presenter: Gary Gillotti.
10 Minute Break 10:55-11:00
Special Presentation: St. Lucy’s 11:05-11:10 AM Presenter: “Chew” Gerhardt.
10 Minute Break 11:00-11:10
Individuals Contest 11:10 am-12:00: Judge John Flowers.
Categories: Individual Snare Drum, Individual Rudimental Bass Drum, and Drum Ensemble: all are Jr. categories.
Lunch Break 12:00-1:15 pm: 1 hour & 15 min
Saturday Afternoon Continued April 27
Special Presentation: Regulators 1:15-1:45 PM Gus Cuccia & Catherine Cuccia Cavallo - New
Special Presentation: The Civil War Troopers Dominick Cuccia 1:45-2:15 PM - New
MASS DRUMMING 2:15-2:40
Special Presentation: USMC Drum Quartette from the 1969-70 era 2:40-2:55 PM Presenter: Ed Fishell,
Performance: 2:55-3:25 PM: N.Y. Chapter of USARD: Presenters: Bill McGrath & Bill Putnam Complete PD
10 Minute Break 3:25-3:35 PM
Performances: 3:35-3:50 PM Individual Snare Drum, Bass Drum and Drum Ensemble contest winners performing the winning solos.
10 Minute Break 3:50-4:00 PM
Special Presentation: N.A.R.D. 4:00-5:00 PM Presenter: Mark Beecher
Clear Ballroom 5:00-6:00 PM
Cocktails in Ballroom 6:00-6:30 PM
Dinner: 6:30-7:15 PM
Presentations/Awards/Acknowledgements: 7:15-7:45 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: TBD
- President's Comments:
After Dinner Feature Presentation:
Special Presentation: Old Guard-Intro: Mark Reilly 7:45-8:45 PM
Special Presentation: 8:45-9:30 PM. Connecticut Blues, Josh Salizar
Mass Drumming Finale 9:30-9:55 PM
U.S.A.R.D. ANNUAL MEETING and Election of Officers. 10:00-10:25 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)