Italy Drum Line Performance!
The Towpath Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps Drum Line performed the "Sprit of 1776" written by Drum Sergeant
Adam Chapin during the corps trip to Italy to perform at Historic Carnival. Pictured here is Sean, Jake,
Adam and Nick rehearsing with the view of the Swiss Alps in the background. The 3 and 1/2 minute solo has
not only American Rudiments but Swiss Rudiments as well. With a combination of arm and head movements,
the song is extremely hard and impressive to anyone that has the opportunity to see it.
Savannah, GA Drum Line Performances!
The long wait has finally ended!! The Towpath Volunteers Drum Line performed for the first time, in uniform,
at the invitational breakfast held by St. Patrick's Day Parade General Chairman, Michael Foran. The many hours of
practice paid off as the Drum Line performed the newest drum solo, written by Drum Sergeant Adam Chapin, flawlessly!
The drummers were pumped! They played at the breakfast, they jammed with another fife and drum corps prior to the parade
and then marched a 3 mile parade! Are they done yet? No Way! They played on River Street for huge crowds after the parade,
took a short break for dinner and then played some more, finally stopping around midnight, after 18 hours of almost
continuous drum playing! What makes the Towpath Volunteer Drum Line so great? They Love to play the drums!! Congratulations
to all for a job well done!
The Birth of our Drum Line
What do you do to provide rambunctious drummers a chance to show off? In 2011, we created the Towpath Volunteers Drum Line! This
is not a singular performance style group but a group that performs in many settings and styles. From a strict military presentation, to
a "sanitation crew" that bangs on garbage cans, to sweeping and tapping push brooms. There is no better practice to learn, or way to
improve, as a drummer than actually playing and enjoying it!!
So don't be surprised when you are at a festival or event and suddenly find the people who were innocently picking up papers
suddenly turning their garbage can up side down, pulling out some drum sticks and pounding out dynamic rhythms with an unmistakable
sound and flair!
How to join the Towpath Volunteers Drum Line
The Towpath Volunteers Drum Line is a part of the Towpath Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps Family. It is designed to give
our drummers the opportunity to try, experiment with and learn different styles of drumming and performance. Everything to
improve themselves as drummers, hence, improving the Towpath Volunteers drum section at the same time. To become a member
of the Drum Line would require membership in the Towpath Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps. The Drum Line members have
group practices from 8:00 - 8:30 P.M. Wednesday evenings after regular corps practice. Additional practices may be required
at times. Please direct any question on joining or hiring the Towpath Volunteers Drum Line to: