Your Drum Corps Should Read Music. Here's Why:

I didn't always know how to read music.  Like many drummers in my generation I learned to play by ear, listening and watching my teachers go through the rudiments.  Drum scores were learned by repetition and use of recordings.  Written…

Humble Beginnings

Welcome to The Ups and Downs, a blog for pipe band drummers!  Working on PipeBandDrummer.com has been a passion project for me for the last several years and I have very much enjoyed the organizational challenges, creation of materials…