Curt Golder was my first drum instructor while in the Hat Makers Drum & Bugle Corps of Danbury, Connecticut in the late 1950’s. He was also my mentor.

Curt studied both rudimental drumming and set-drumming under local drum teacher and former vaudevillian drummer, Eddy Kane. He auditioned for his NARD certification before the legendary drummer & percussionist, J. Burns Moore.

I wrote the first iteration of the solo in 1971. The updated version is from 2018.

-Joe Gillotti