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Hello and welcome to my historical preservation of NARD. The National Association of Rudimental Drummers. This will not be a complete history, but a place where I can post bulletins and information about the original 13 members.



Harry Thompson (Davenport Iowa)

Wm F Ludwig (Chicago)

Geo A Robertson (Chicago)

Wm Flowers (Former State Champion)

Heinie Gerlac (Pittsburgh, PA - 1933 National Champion)

W.W. Kiefffer (Washington DC)

J Burns Moore (New Haven, CT)

W F Hammond (Pittsburgh, PA - Instructor Green Trojans)

Joe A Hathaway (National American Legion Champion 1932)

Billy Miller (Chicago Drum Instructor)

George Lawrence Stone (Boston, Ludwig Dealer)

Ed B Straight (Chicago, Ludwig Staff Instructor)

Roy C. Knapp (Drummer, W.L.S. Chicago)

 

Other Rudimental Drummers

Frank Arsenault


The History of Rudiments


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1936 - December 25

NARD Christmas Card. Santa is looking at lesson 25 and scratching his head. I wonder if this has any relevance to that rudiment?

 

Here are two records that feature some of the leading rudimental drummers of their time. You can listen to both of them by clicking on the images.

 

Listen to it!
Ludwig Record
1961 - September Product Announcement

 

WFL Record Cover
Back Cover
Listen to it!

 

Nard Bulletins
1976 - October 22 #?
1972 #122 - New
1968 - Fall #121 - New
1968 - Spring #120 - New
1967 - Fall #119 - New
1967 - Spring #118 - New
1966 - Fall #117 - New
1966 - Spring #116 - New
1965 - November #115 - New
1965 - May #114 - New
1964 - October #113 - New
1964 - April #112 - New
1963 - November #111 - New
1962 - Fall #108 - New
1962 - Spring #106 - New
1961 - September #104 - New
1954 - June 10 #75
1949 - December 5 #56
1949 - September 19 #55
1949 - After March 1949 #53
1949 - February 14 #52 (Complete Packet)
1948 - Prior to Nov 7 #51
1948 - February 10 #48
1945 - May 1 #40
1940 - August 30 #27
1939 - Prior to Oct 22nd #26
1938 - Prior to 1939 #23
1938 - Prior to 1939 #22
1938 - Prior to 1939 #21 (Number Jump)
1938 - After January 20 #12
1937 - September 13 #11
1937 - Between April - Sept #10
1937 - April 28 #9
1937 - March 1 #8
1936 - December 19 #7
1936 - October 8 #6
1936 - September 9 #5
Do not have #4
1936 - February 3 #3
1935 - December 10 #2
1935 - October 24 #1
1935 - September 23 Meeting notes





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