Fancher is Shown Above With His 182 First Place Trophies and Medals
Early Rudimental Drumming Great Frank Fancher
Getting lost in the haze of time are some of the greatest rudimental drummers of all time. If it weren’t for these champion drummers honing and refining the art, it’s difficult to know where all styles of drumming would be today. Frank Fancher along with J. Burns Moore and Moore’s student Dan English were the super-stars of competitive drumming in period between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s.
Below, In this undated news clipping Frank Fancher is mentioned along with other notable champion rudimental drummers significantly, Dan English and Earl Sturtze. Probably dating from the early 1930’s this clipping shows, that in spite of the bad economic times, the awards given to first place winners were quite generous. Dan English won a new drum! And they visited Sing-Sing!
Frank’s Uniform Medals and His Drum are Seen in This Photo: