Tuesday, October 20, 2015

William Kilbourn Drum - Label Question

Sam Cathey, a reader of this blog, writes with the following question: "I have an original Kilbourn drum with this label inside.  Generally I see a different Kilbourn label that includes a Clinton Avenue address.  Does anyone know the dates connected with the labels?"

Partial Answer: He was located at 147 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY from 1858-1863. (Directory of American Military Goods Dealers & Makers 1785-1915).  See http://www.oshkoshmuseum.org/Virtual/exhibit3/e30232a.htm.

The Albany City Directory for the year 1877, p. 275, lists William Kilbourn, drum manufacturer at 915 Broadway.

William Kilbourn is listed as age 37, a farmer and drum manufacturer in Albany. Gazetteer and Business Directory of Albany and Schenectady Co., N.Y., for 1870-71, p. 296.  (No address given.)  That would put his date of birth at ca. 1833.

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Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/albanygroup/14376626314.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Chicks with Sticks" - Mission Impossible Warmup

Mission Impossible warmup with variations
"Chicks with Sticks" warmup

Shown in the video L-R are: Gisèle ("Gis Montreal") Cadieux - '82 Crossmen; Mary Gromko Murray - '78, '79, '80 27th Lancers, '81, '82 Freelancers; Peggy Sue Snyder Casey - '81, '82 Phantom Regiment; and Kelley Marie Kubitz - '81, '82 Blue Devils.

Posted to Facebook by Scott Kubitz on Monday, October 12, 2015

From Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrumTalkTV/videos/916926761719322/:

Here are some veteran drum corps women, known as "Chicks with Sticks" gathered for a rehearsal that lead to a reunion performance.

The video was taken while the ladies were getting ready to compete at the 2011 DCA Individuals & Ensembles competition in Rochester, NY.  These four pioneers were among the first women to march snare in a top 12 DCI corps.

See more fun, inspiring drumming videos from over 100 countries around the world at www.facebook.com/DrumTalkTV/videos
 — with Chicks with Sticks.

Old Guard in the News (The Lamar Times, Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, vol. 22, no. 2)

From The Lamar Times, Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 1 and 5.

P.R. Winn, Drummaker

An article by W. Lee Vinson, author and publisher of BostonDrumBuilders.com and blog.BostonDrumBuilders.com . For Lee's story about ...