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Happy New Year!!

Well I was intending for these newsletters to be every month but it’s been so busy here at BDC HQ that this month is a combination of both January & February. I will get another one out by the end of March!!

Armed Forces Covenant

As previously mention in the December issue we recently signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. Less than 1 month later and we’ve now been awarded Bronze status.

British Drum Co. recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business.

As an employer of veterans, we’re proud to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and we look forward to continuing and growing our support to the Armed Forces community.


Drums, Drums, Drums!

Recently, Melvin Knapp won a competition run by James Laughlin as part of his Pipe Band Drumming Inner Circle business. As Melvin was in the UK I invited him up to BDC HQ so he could take a tour and pick out the woods he wanted to use on his custom Axial snare drum. Melvin chose a Torched Aspen finish with a centre band of English pipped Oak veneer inlaid into it.

It was then finished off with our unique Antique Copper hardware on the X-Frames and polished hoops. I'm sure you'll agree it's a stunning drum!!

Kingston Police Pipe Band recently took delivery of their new snare drums. The band decided to go for the extremely popular Scarlett Merlin finish. They’ve recently just ordered the tenors and bass to match and if you think they’ve gone for the same then you’re in for a big surprise. Keep an eye on their social media platforms for more information!


The Washington Tattoo

Our friends at the Washington Tattoo are holding a gala at the winery at Winery at Bull Run in Virginia USA. This evening will be filled with international performances, fine wines and a fantastic networking opportunity all set in an idyllic setting. The evening will also include raffle prizes as well as silent auction prizes that 'money can’t buy'. British Drum Co. has kindly donated a Royal Marines

Regimental Series RS1 snare drum complete with the wood from Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory.

To find out more about the gala or the Washington Tattoo then head over to their website.


As I bring this blog to a close a few of us are getting ready for a trip down to London to watch the Massed Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines perform at the Royal Albert Hall. As well as that there are some other things happening in London which I'll cover in the next blog ;-)

Until next time…

Stay safe


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