THE 2020 U.S.A.R.D. CONVENTION - LATEST UPDATE
We regret to announce the cancellation of the October USARD Convention. At this time we have not set a date for a 2021 Convention.
Current, 2020 registrants will have their funds reimbursed. Those who have registered for the convention via PayPal will be refunded through PayPal. If have registered by check, a refund check will sent.
When we have new information on the 2021 convention, we will post it to the membership via e-newsletter. Also, updates will be posted here.
John S. Pratt Has Died
USARD Life Member, Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame Member, World Drum Corps Hall of Fame Member, West Point "Hellcat" Head, John S. Pratt Has Died.
We will have more information about his death when we learn more. In the meantime, if you don't know the story of this important drummer and composer, click on the link below for a fine biography for John by the Percussive Art Society:
William McGrath Jr.
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.