The United States Association of Rudimental Drummers - 2017 Convention Videos

This is the first of the official 8th Annual USARD convention held at the Genetti Hotel in Wilkes-Barre, PA, between May 12th to May 14th.

Here we see the opening announcements, performances by the Rudimental Drum Club of New England (The New England Chapter of the USARD), The Connecticut Rebels of '76 Drum Ensemble, and various tribute performances.

Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

The Middle River Ancients - USARD 2017

The Middle River Ancients from Baltimore, Maryland open the Saturday Morning performance schedule. Performing here are Bill Johnson, Ron Church, Bill Mojica & Nick Biscotti on snare drum, Charlie Kammer & Bill Stricklin on bass drum. Beth Johnson accompanied on fife.

The Air Force Drum & Bugle Corps Alumni Drum Ensemble, with Bob Zarfoss, Eric Landis & Bill Mojica on snare drum. Bill Sticklin is accompanying the guys on bass drum.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 00:00

Kevin Donka's Clinic - USARD 2017

Kevin Donka gives his incredible clinic at the 2017 annual USARD convention.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 00:00

Individual Competition - USARD 2017

Junior snare drummers and rudimental bass drummers contest for medals and trophies at the 2017 annual USARD convention.

Medals and trophies are given to junior individual competition contestants.

Joe Fontana, from one end of New York (Staten Island) and Bill Putnam, from the other side of New York (Rochester), perform a unique drum piece entitled, "A Bit More Hellish", an interpretation of "Hell on the Wabash".

Bill McGrath and Bill Putnam, both Emerald Cadets of Rochester New York alumni, form the New York Drummers Association for 2017.

Friday, 09 June 2017 00:00

C.A.D.R.E. & Friends - USARD 2017

Joe Fontana from the N.Y. Skyliners and Dr. Kevin Donka join in with the 2017 USARD performance of the Canadian Associates Drumming Rudimental Excellence, C.A.D.R.E., Drum Ensemble.

 

 

The first place winners of the individuals snare drum and bass drum competitiion perform their contest solo pieces.

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