Friday, January 30, 2009

Silent Auction of Unique Modern Rope Drum

The Company of Fifers and Drummers Museum in Ivoryton, Connecticut will sell by silent auction tomorrow, Saturday, January 31, 2009, a new drum made by George Kubicek. The auction will benefit the Erin Long Medical Fund. To bid or contribute contact Sara Brown at 860-575-3875 or

16" diameter
17" deep shell- 2 ply Luan/birch
SWISS MATRIX Black Kevlar/Polyester batter, SWISS snare head
Dual tension snare strainer, customized aftermarket.

The Company's website contains the following information:

Erin Long, a bass drummer for the Colonial Musketeers Jr. Fife and Drum Corps., has recently been diagnosed with testicular cancer and has begun an extensive and intense regimen of treatment. He lives with his mother and brother who are supporting him. His family is in dire straights struggling just to buy groceries. (I can't imagine the amount of money that is spent on commuting to NYC for treatments every week.) Close friends and the Colonial Musketeers have been donating money, groceries, gas and visa gift cards, but it is evident that there is a need for more.

On January 31st at the Company of Fifers and Drummers Hall, we are asking for the support of the fife and drum community. From 12 noon to 6 p.m. there will be a performance of fife and drum music and jam session to raise funds. There are many ways to help; donations of gas cards, visa gift cards, or just having your corps show up to play can make a big difference. Help support a fellow fife and drum friend in need.

For more information, to help organize or volunteer to play call Kate Bolcar at 973-769-8829 or email at

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