I started on tenor drum with my first parade being the Mardi Gras in New Orleans. I believe it was 13 miles. Seems like it was 5 drums across.
Gary Fox taught me my rudiments and I was playing tri-toms before I left. I think I was probably the smallest guy to march with those.
Favorite memories include: marching in the New Orleans Mardi Gras parade, playing the tri-toms (smallest guy ever, I think), improv jams, eating banana splits after marching, eating pizza, swimming and picnicing down on a river. Practicing rudiments with Gary Fox.
I also went on a trip with Gary Morris for a 3 day week-end. Great times and best shape I was ever in.
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