Thank you Chris French for being a life member of the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers!
From Chris's website:
Chris French grew up in the Dallas, TX area playing drums for the award winning Lake Highlands High School Marching Band and played drum set for both the High School Jazz Band and Show Choir. After High School, Chris went on to study music at the University of Oklahoma under the influence of Dr. Richard Gipson. There he performed as a bass drummer and snare drummer with the Pride of Oklahoma Drumline and drummer for the Sooner Showman Basketball Pep-Band. He also played in the University Percussion Ensemble and Steel Drum Band. During this time, Chris also performed as a bass drummer with the 2001 Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps but a torn disk in his back prevented him from completing a full summer tour.... Read More