The 2020 Convention News
The U.S.A.R.D. Convention is returning to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Danbury, Ct, April 24 ~ 26 2020.
With our return to Connecticut we hope to bring more of the fine drummers from the New England and New York City area, we had seen in our previous conventions there.
Ideas for the makeup of the convention are now germinating and we are sure to have a great 11th Annual Convention. More information will be announced as it is available.
The U.S.A.R.D. Executive Board
New York Drummers Association (NYDA) members Bill McGrath and Bill Putnam perform the following pieces:
- Emerald Memories...a compilation of marching solos - written by Doug Kleinhans & Bill McGrath / adapted and arranged by Bill McGrath and Bill Putnam - from their years in the '64, '65, '66 and '67 Emerald Cadets Jr. Drum Corps, Rochester, NY.
- Fifth Measure Treasure...a contemporary solo composed by Bill McGrath.
- Liberty Street Strut...the World Premiere of a rudimental duet composed by Bill Putnam.