Welcome to the Official Website of the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers!
The USARD is dedicated to the Performance, Preservation and Promotion of the Art of Rudimental Drumming.
We encourages regional chapters that will meet to discuss, practice and perform. Members of the chapters meet annually for business and pleasure - mostly the pleasure of drumming!
Each year the convention features one or more special performer or prominent clinician. Individual and Ensemble (I and E) competition will be part of the organization's plan.
Drum Battle - Traditional vs Contemporary
Check out this enlightening and entertaining video from Jeff Prosperie and the Hellcats of West Point - all is good -all is cool:
News Brief - 2018 U.S.A.R.D. Competition
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.