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Bill McGrath - Biography

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Condensed Biography of:

William A. McGrath, Jr.

 

·        Drumming since age four Bill McGrath performed in Rochester area Junior Drum & Bugle Corps / Chili Crimson Cadets & Emerald Cadets from 1952-68

·        Member of the Percussive Arts Society from 1969 to present

·        Instructor of the US Marine Drum & Bugle Corps of Washington DC 1971

·        Am. Leg Nat Championship Drum Title 1971 with Yankee Rebels Baltimore Md.

·        Am. Leg Nat Championship Drum Title 1972 with Crusaders of Rochester NY

·        Red Carpet International Championship Drum Title 1975 with Phoenix Drum Corps of Rochester NY

·        Red Carpet International Championship Drum Title 1976 with Phoenix Drum Corps of Rochester NY

·        Member of the Company of Fifers and Drummers 1978 to present

·        Drum Instructor Intl Corps Assoc (ICA) Championship Empire Statesmen 1984

·        Received Bachelor of Science Music Major from SUNY Brockport 1984

·        Percussion Caption Chairman of NY Fed of Contest Judges from 1978 to 1991

·        Judged NY State Field Band Conference Championships from 1979 to 1991

·        Judged Drum Corps Associates from 1978 to 1991

·        Member and Percussion Judge of the NY State School Music Assoc since 1983

·        Inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 1994

·        Inducted into the Crusader Hall of Fame in 1997

·        Inducted into American Patriots Rudimental Drumming Club Hall of Fame 2008

·        Lifetime Member of the New York Federation of Contest Judges

 

 

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