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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:
Jim Clark gives the United States Association of Rudimental Drummer attendees a most interesting, in-depth account of the early history of the drum with fife.
The recently published author gives us his personal insight into his early life in the fife and drum world of The Connecticut Valley.
The following video should be viewed in its entirety; there's so much to learn, see and hear!...........................................