This evening my son brought over some old photo albums of mine. Included is a photo of Dr. Fredrick Fennell playing on my drum. Dr. Fennell was guest conducting a U.S. Coast Guard Band Concert in New London. I believe it was the fall of 1980. A very good friend of mine hosted a party for Dr. Fennell at his house. Knowing of Dr. Fennell's Fife & Drum Recording with the Eastman Wind Ensemble on the Mercury Label I decided to bring my drum to the event. He graciously played a few notes on the instrument.
I thought you would appreciate the photo.
Michael G. Jedd
Ed. Note: For more about the drum, please see "The Story Behind the Last Soistman Drum Ever Built", this blog, June 23, 2009, and the comments to that post.