Our customers include military bands, pipe bands, fife and drum corps, and other professional and volunteer ensembles.
We are dedicated to the idea of American craftsmanship. Most of our products are designed and created in the U.S.A. by founder Dave Loyal and a small team of veterans. A long-time member of the traditional fife and drum community, Dave is also an alumnus of the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, a premier band of the U.S. Military. Through extensive research and experience, Loyal Drums has built a foundation on traditional methods blended with the innovations of modern technology.
Loyal Drums has worked with many of the elite musical organizations of the U.S. Military and is rapidly expanding to meet the needs of a broader audience. Incorporating his personal experience as a military drummer, Dave is committed to building durable products that people want to use… Products that will stand the test of time.
Loyal Drums founder, David Loyal, was raised in Fredericksburg, VA, and served for 11 years as a Staff Sergeant with the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, The Official Escort to the President of the United States. In addition to his performances with the Old Guard, Dave has performed internationally with the Middlesex County Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps. These performances include the 2010 Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney, Australia, and The Basel Tattoo in 2012. He currently performs with The Grand Republic Fife and Drum Corps.
In pursuing his passion for historical drumming, Dave has presented as a clinician at The Percussive Arts Society International Convention and the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers Convention. He continues to present clinics and master classes throughout the U.S. and around the world. Dave has been a pillar of the teaching staff at the Don Hubbard Field Music School, and The National Civil War Field Music School, where he served as director in 2011. Dave launched Loyal Drums in 2012, and has since worked with most of the U.S. Military Premier Bands, as well as numerous foreign military bands ranging from Holland to Singapore. Dave continues to devote himself to the preservation and expansion of the traditional art form of Rudimental Drumming, while manufacturing related products in an old world style that will stand the test of time.
Edward Krzysik began drumming with the 1st Michigan Colonial Fife & Drum Corps in 1982. Edward was also a member of the St. Andrews Society Pipe Band of Detroit, Michigan. In 1986 Edward auditioned for his dream job as a drummer in the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps.
As a member of the Old Guard, Edward had the opportunity to perform at the White House, Greenfield Village, and historic locations across the United States. One of his most memorable performances include the Inaugural Parade for President Bush. Edward has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from American Military University.
Edward became a partner in Loyal Drums in 2022 and is excited to work with Dave Loyal to carry on the traditional of American Craftsmanship, community, and veteran outreach.