About - Loyal Drums

About

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Loyal Drums provides handmade artisan products to premier military and civilian organizations worldwide. 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.


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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.

Loyal Drums is a veteran owned and operated business.