After a productive quarterly meeting on July 27th, Member, Jim Smith, relayed to us his adventure of recreating the 200-mile march from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg by Civil War drummer Peter Guibert in 1913.
I surprised this morning when opening my August issue of Percussion News to find an article covering Jim’s trek.
Below is a copy of the article as seen in the newsletter. You may click on the article to bring you to the digital edition which has more photos of the event as well as some video coverage.
Courtesy of The Percussive Arts Society
A big thank-you to Jim Smith for sending the links to the videos seen below which were taken along his trek:
Adrian Mordaunt of P.A.S. and instructor of Metro New York Pipe Band, current Grade 3 World Champions. Drum Sergeant Adrian Mordaunt on snare and Pipe Major Mike Mahoney from the New York Metro Pipe Band on pipes. Selections are: Hornpipe and Jigs; March, Strathspey & Reel and a Drum Fanfare. Jon Quigg will join Adrian for a performance of Alex Duthart's seminal drum composition, titled simply “Drummer's Fanfare".
Jon Quigg, former instructor of the City of Washington Pipe Band, will play a solo, "Up One Wall and Down the Other," which melds American and Scottish Pipe Band rudimental styles ... some of it traditional, some not so much.
St. Lucy’s Drum&Bugle Corps Snare Drum Trio with Chew Gernandt, RaySchmerin and Dave Richardson playing a Les Parks solo and an original solo by Chew Gernandt.
Brendan Mason demonstrates the leading edge drumming arrangements to tradtional fife music of the Connecticut Patriots Fife & Drum Corps.
Moodus Drum & Fife Corps with Amy Armstrong - Rudimental Roots History
- Fife: Sherry McLaughlin, Terri Anderson Murray, Jamie Murray
- Snare: David Strong, Jeff Sanborn and Amy Armstrong and Patrick Murray
- Bass: Erin McNamara
Narrator - Sue Cifaldi
Mark Beecher of the NARD "The William H. Reamer Rudimental Drum Method"
John Rozum How the drum set player prepares and performs for the audience. John demonstrates incorporating rudiments into three types of drum solos.