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The 2019, 10th Annual Convention of the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers Convention will be held at the Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

The dates are set for April 26th & 27th.


William McGrath Jr.

William McGrath Jr.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:43

Nick Attenasio Has Died

To: All U.S.A.R.D. Members, Lifetime Members, Executive Committee, and Board of Advisors

From: All U.S.A.R.D. Members, Lifetime Members, Executive Committee, and Board of Advisors

Date: Nov 20, 2018

Regarding: The passing of Nick Attanasio  


It is with great sorrow that we share the news of the passing of, drumming great, Nick Attanasio at 8AM on Monday, November 19, 2018.  The U.S.A.R.D. and the entire drumming community is greatly saddened by his departing.  Mr. Attanasio touched so many lives in the drumming community and loved by his family and so many of his extended family of drummers.  We all convey our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family.  Nick was a member of The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame and an Honorary Life Member of the U.S.A.R.D.

We do not have further information at this time on funeral arrangements, but we will be passing that along when we receive it.


Rest in peace old friend as God has blessed us with you long stay on this earth.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:08

Post-Convention Message from Bill McGrath


To all U.S.A.R.D. 4th Annual Convention Performers, Clinicians, Members, Participants, Guests and Board Members.
On behalf of Steve Young, Joe Gillotti, Gary Gillotti, Charlie Kammer, Gary Rockwell, Bill Mojica, Bill Hartmann, Nick Biscotti, Doug Morrow and myself, what more can we say than "Thank You" so much for a great weekend.  What an enjoyable time it was and with such great comradery.  Let us all look to the future with the same enthusiasm, vigor and energy.
Our salute to all for such a fine weekend!
Bill McGrath for Steve Young and
the Board of Directors of the U.S.A.R.D.      

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