The United States Association of Rudimental Drummers - Thru the 20th Century
The United States Association of Rudimental Drummers - Thru the 20th Century
Friday, 08 December 2017 08:40

News Release for the 2018 U.S.A.R.D. Competition

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The U.S.A.R.D. will again have junior level competition its 9th annual convention, being held on April 7, 2018, at the Genetti Hotel in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

The competition will be upgraded to include Individuals and Ensembles (I&E) format.

We are keeping it simple: Individual and ensemble competitors will be required to perform on marching snare or bass drums (rod-tension or rope-tension).

Ensembles can include, beside snare and bass drums, marching tenor drums and cymbals, but no mallet percussion.

More information on the competition, as well as on-line and downloadable form registration, will be available at the U.S.A.R.D. website soon.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 15:20

James (Jimmy) Gaboardi

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Liberty Street Strut by W.J. Putnam

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"Liberty Street Strut", written by U.S.A.R.D. member Bill Putnam is one which is suggested to be learned for the 2018 annual U.S.A.R.D. convention massed drumming.

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

The 2017 Special Tributes

You may view the following special tributes videos by clicking on the desired links below:

Al Cisco

George Hayek

Arthur J. Kirwan

Dick Brown

John Dowlan

Marty Hurley

These tribute videos are public and and you will be able to not only play them on the Vimeo website, but also download them to your computer (or other device), and share it by social media or e-mail.

Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

Mass Drumming - USARD 2017

And for the convention finale, we all get together and jam some traditional and classic drum pieces:

Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

Wolpe's Warriors - USARD 2017

From the Boston area, Steve Wolpe & Artie Shannon present Wolpe's Warriors Rope Drum Ensemble.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

Special Awards & Presentations - USARD 2017

Special presentations and awards: The Sonny Lyons Memorial Award, The Warren Lee Student Stipend Award, New Lifetime Members & Lifetime Achievement Awards.

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