The United States Association of Rudimental Drummers - USARD Members & Registered Users
The United States Association of Rudimental Drummers - USARD Members & Registered Users

USARD Members & Registered Users (10)

Sunday, 26 June 2016 00:00

Christopher H. French

Thank you Chris French for being a life member of the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers! From Chris's website: Chris French grew up in the Dallas, TX area playing drums for the award winning Lake Highlands High School Marching Band and played drum set for both the High School…
Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00

Scott Mitchell Biography

Biography  Scott Mitchell has been drumming for over 30 years, starting with the Sudbury Ancient Fife & Drum Company and playing with a variety of historical reenactment groups throughout the bicentennial. In 1981 Scott began playing with a loose organization of players that would ultimately develop into the Middlesex County…
Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00

Pavel Stepanov Biography

Pavel Stepanovwas born in 1988 April 2 in the city of Kandalaksha in the North of Russia. He graduated from music school in piano, and studied at the tuba and guitar. 2005: At the age of 17 he enrolled in the College of music in classical percussion instruments. 2008:  Enrolled…
Monday, 03 November 2014 00:00

Frank Zappone

Biography of Frank Zappone     Frank Zappone started his interest in drumming back in 1964. Born and raised in Torrington, Connecticut, he came from a family that had many musical interests stemming from piano, organ, accordion, concertina and alto saxophone. It was his grandparents who noticed early on that…
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Leo Carlin

I started drumming in 1952 with St Anthony's of Allston, MA. Drum instructor was Walt Whitney, who came from CT, so I learned how to tuck skin heads and a lot of drum solos like CT half time and Downfall of Paris. From there I went to the Holy Trinity…
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

Maurice "Mo" Bourque

1.  STARTED PLAYING SNARE DRUM WITH THE WHALERS D&B CORPS FROM NEW BEDFORD,MA 2. AT AGE 15 I WANTED TO PLAY DRUMSET---I STUDIED LOCALLY FOR MANY YEARS AND THEN I ATTENDED BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC ON A PART-TIME BASIS TO STUDY WITH ALAN DAWSON. 3. I AM A MEMBER OF…
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

Willard J. "Bill" Putman

    BIOGRAPHY – Willard J. “Bill” Putnam       OVERVIEW I was a child prodigy in Percussion from age 3, a classically-trained Eastman School of Music percussionist – born and raised in Rochester, New York – who grew up with performance and instruction in Drum Corps in Rochester.…
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

John Lester

John Lester 360 W Ewing Street Seattle WA, 98119 206-399-4180   Education: Private Lessons. 1950 J.Burns Moore(Snare Drum) 1953 Sam Ulano, New York, NY, (Drum Set) 1954 Cozy Cole, New York, NY, (Drum Set) 1960 Al Gardella, Ansonia, CT, (Drum Set) 1969 Ed Soph, University of Bridgeport Teaching experience: 1960-1968…
Sunday, 07 April 2013 00:00

Art Cappio - Biography

  Arthur Cappio Art Cappio, originally from Paterson, NJ (home of Lou Costello, he enjoys pointing out) is a superior composer of rudimental drumming solos & ensembles as well as teacher and author of a rudimental drumming method book. He started his studies at 11 years with drummer and Broadway…
Saturday, 12 January 2013 10:21

Fred Johnson

Biography courtesy of The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame: Fred Johnson’s drumming career started with military bands. In 1946, he began drumming with the 180th Air Cadets. In the early 1950s, he drummed with the 8th Signals Regiment of Toronto, then joined the Second Signals, the group which became…