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Thursday, 06 February 2020 08:50

Alan Cavallo USARD Member Has Died

The USARD has lost a member:

Alan Cavallo, rudimental bass drummer for The Regulators Fife & Drum Corps, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 14th.

This sad news was a shock: just a few days before his death, Alan approached me at the Drumming for Our Veterans show about what he could do to help with our upcoming convention.

Please visit his obituary page to learn more about Alan Cavallo.

Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:11

A USARD Member Has Died

The USARD has lost a member:

Alan Cavallo, rudimental bass drummer for The Regulators Fife & Drum Corps, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 14th.

This sad news was a shock: just a few days before his death, Alan approached me at the Drumming for Our Veterans show about what he could do to help with our upcoming convention.

Please visit his obituary page to learn more about Alan Cavallo.

Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:55

A USARD Member Has Died

The USARD has lost a member:

Alan Cavallo, rudimental bass drummer for The Regulators Fife & Drum Corps, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 14th.

This sad news was a shock: just a few days before his death, Alan approached me at the Drumming for Our Veterans show about what he could do to help with our upcoming convention.

Please visit his obituary page to learn more about Alan Cavallo.

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 16:42

USARD Schedule - 2020 Convention

Friday Night:

  • 7:00-7:10 The Danbury Drum Corps National Anthem
  • 7:10-7:20 The Rudimental Drum Club of New England (A USARD Chapter)
  • 7:20-7:35 The Western Connecticut State University Percussion Ensemble
  • 7:35-7:50 The Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps Alumni Drum Line
  • 7:50-8:30 Tributes
  • Carol Willey –Tribute Jim Willey and members of Adamsville Fife and Drum Corps
  • Guy Iannello - Bill McGrath
  • Bobby Cormier- Brendan Mason
  • Alan Cavallo - Dominick Cuccia
  • 8:30- 8:45      Mass Drumming
  1. Hell on the Wabash
  2. Downfall of Paris
  3. Three Camps
  4. Old Dan Tucker
  5. Paddy on the Handcar
  6. Crazy Army
  7. Grey Ghost

 

Saturday:

  • 9:00-9:30   The Young Colonials Fife & Drum Corps Rehearsal Clinic
  • 9:30-9:40    The U.S. Airforce Drum & Bugle Corps Alumni Drum Ensemble
  • 9:40-9:55    The New York Drummers Association (A USARD Chapter)
  • 9:55 - 10:10 The New York Skyliners Drum Quartet
  • 10:10-10:20 Moeller Drummers - Dave Nelson
  • 10:20- 10:30  Middle River Ancients
  • 10:30-  11:30 Individuals
  • 11:30 – 12:30  Lunch Break
  • 12:30  -   1:10 Hip Pickles Drum Band
  • 1:10-  1:20 Individuals Winners Announced
  • 1:20-   1:40 Decades Flammers – A Drum Ensemble Consisting of Former Drummers from Top DCI Drum Corps
  • 1:40-2:00   C.A.D.R.E.  Canadian Associates Drumming Rudimental Excellence
  • 2:00-  2:55  Jim Clark – A Clinic - Applications of Rudimental Drumming
  • 2:55-  3:00   Break
  • 3:00-3:20  St Peter's Drum Corps
  • 3:20-3:40  Connecticut Patriots
  • 3:40- 4:00  Individual Winners Perform
  • 4:00-  5:00 The Hellcats of West Point
  • 5:00         Break
  • 6:15-    7:00   Cocktails
  • 7:00-    7:45    Dinner
  • 7:45 -   7:55    President’s Statement
  • 7:55 -   8:00    Sonny Lyons Award
  • 8:00-     8:05    Warren Lee Award
  • 8:05  -8:30    Lifetime Achievement Awards
  •                         Richard Ruquist
  •                         Don Mason 
  •                         Jim Clark
  •                         Bill Rotella
  •                     Steve Young
  •                     William McGrath Jr
  • 8:30- 9:00    Special Presentation by Wolpe's Warriors
  • 9:00       Mass Drumming
  1. Hell on the Wabash
  2. Downfall of Paris
  3. Three Camps
  4. Old Dan Tucker
  5. Paddy on the Handcar
  6. Crazy Army
  7. Grey Ghost

Gary Gillotti

 

 

Attention:  

You may now make your reservations for the 2020 U.S.A.R.D. convention, which is being held on the weekend of April 24th, 25th & 26th, 2020, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Danbury (CT).

The group rate is $99/night.

Book On-Line using this dedicated link below, 'USARD', which will automatically give you the group code “DRU” and bring up the group rate after you select your check-in, check-out dates.  

CLICK HERE USARD

Or:

For best results call between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Danbury, CT, Meeting Director, Elizabeth Besso, directly at 1-203-830-5130. Mention the group code 'DRU' (or that you are there for the U.S.A.R.D. convention).

Elizabeth's e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If Elizabeth is not available, ask for Christine.

 

 

Directions to the hotel, with maps are available on the Crowne Plaza Danbury's website or click on the 'Directions' link below:

DIRECTIONS


 


Saturday, 19 October 2019 14:51

The 2020 Convention

 

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The 2020, 11th Annual Convention of the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers Convention will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Danbury, CT.

The dates are set for April 24th ~ 26th 2020.

Please use the links below for more information:(More Information Forthcoming)

Saturday, 19 October 2019 14:00

2020 Convention Registration Form

Registration Options:

  1. $80.00 - USARD Member Only
  2. $130.00 - USARD Member + Spouse or Guest
  3. $90.00 - Non-Member
  4. $140.00 - Non-Member + Spouse or Guest
  5. $65.00 - Student Under 21 Years
  6. $20.00 - Child Under 12 Years
  7. $40.00 - Saturday Only - Adult (No Buffet)
  8. $60.00 - Saturday Only - Adult (Buffet)
  9. $20.00 - Saturday Only - Student Under 21 years: a USARD Membership - (No Buffet)
  10. $50.00 - Saturday Only - Student Under 21 years: a USARD Membership - (Buffet)

For a Mail-In Registration Form, Please Click on the Image Below:

For ON-LINE USARD Convention Registration - use the payment application below:

PLEASE NOTE: ALL OPTIONS BELOW INCLUDE THE SATURDAY EVENING BUFFET UNLESS  INDICATED OTHERWISE

Options:

  1. $80.00 - USARD Member Only
  2. $130.00 - USARD Member + Spouse or Guest
  3. $90.00 - Non-Member
  4. $140.00 - Non-Member + Spouse or Guest
  5. $65.00 - Student Under 21 Years
  6. $20.00 - Child Under 12 Years
  7. $40.00 - Saturday Only - Adult (No Buffet)
  8. $60.00 - Saturday Only - Adult (Buffet)
  9. $20.00 - Saturday Only - Student Under 21 years: a USARD Membership - (No Buffet)
  10. $50.00 - Saturday Only - Student Under 21 years: a USARD Membership - (Buffet)

Please make your selection below:

PLEASE READ: If registering with a spouse/guest, please enter their full name in the designated box.

Also, in order to contact you for any event changes, please enter your e-mail address & phone number in the box so labeled. Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE: A PayPal Account is Not Needed to Make This/These Transaction/s - Only a Valid Credit Card

 

Select
Enter Full Name of Your Guest
Email Address/Phone No.
Saturday, 19 October 2019 11:56

2020 U.S.A.R.D. Competition Registration

WELCOME TO THE U.S.A.R.D. COMPETITION REGISTRATION PAGE

THIS YEAR, CATEGORIES WILL BE: INDIVIDUALS, DUETS & ENSEMBLES

THE JUNIOR CATEGORY IS DEFINED AS FOR CONTESTANTS OF AGE 21 OR YOUNGER

The requirements for this year's competition are:

Snare Drum:

  • Breaking down the Long Roll (Double-stroke roll) from open-to-closed-to open
  • A drum rudiments based competition snare drum piece with a duration of a minimum of 2 minutes & a maximum of 3 minutes (judging will end after 3 minutes)

Rudimental Bass Drum:

  • A drum-rudiments-based competition bass drum piece of approximately 3 minutes duration (judging will end after 3 minutes)

Duets: 

  • Duets can be any combination of two, snare drum & bass drum (i.e. snare/bass; snare/snare; bass/bass)
  • The performance duration should be a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 4 minutes (judging will end after 4 minutes)

Ensembles:

  • With this inaugural iteration of having ensemble competition, it will defined as consisting of 3 or more performers
  • Ensembles can include, beside snare and bass drums, marching tenor drums and cymbals, but no mallet percussion
  • The performance duration should be a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 4 minutes (judging will end after 4 minutes)

Please Note: The Drums Are Required to Be Marching Type Models (No Concert or Set Drums)

Contestants can register to compete by either clicking on the appropriate image or link below for a download-able mail-in copy of a registration form:

Individual Competition                                                                                                                                                Duet/Ensemble Competition

individual_reg.jpg   2020_individual_reg.pdf   

ensemble_reg.jpg  2020_duet_ensemble_reg.pdf 

 

OR

Register On-Line by Clicking on the Appropriate Link Below

Individuals On-Line Registration Form

Duet/Ensemble On-Line Registration Form

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER April 1, 2020

Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:43

Massed Drums Saturday Evening - 2019

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