The Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps

The Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps is an inclusive group that consists of people with an intellectual disability, ranging in age from 20 to 70, that is supported by volunteers.  The Drum Corps  includes a colour guard and percussion and can be seen marching in parades and performing at standstill events and festivals across Southern Ontario.

May 13, 2016--Lisa Keesmaat works on her snare drum part during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Lisa Keesmaat works on her snare drum part .

 

May 13, 2016--Josh Kirkwood plays the xylophone during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps. Josh picked the song "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" as the corps' performance piece after researching songs at the library and finding one he felt comfortable with. Robyn Garner then help with the arrangment.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Josh Kirkwood plays the xylophone.

 

May 13, 2016--Frank Colclough concentrates on his bass drum part during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Frank Colclough concentrates on his bass drum part .

May 13, 2016--The Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps works on a drum battle piece at a recent practice.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

May 13, 2016--Stanley Bone during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps. Bone is one of several cymbal players in the corps. Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Stanley Bone on cymbals.

May 13, 2016--Co-director Robyn Garner explains an arrangement while leading a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Corps Co-director Robyn Garner explains an arrangement to the corps.

May 13, 2016--Karen Lang and Frank Coclough during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Karen Lang on cymbals and Frank Coclough on bass drum. Both are original members of the corps.

May 13, 2016--Frank Colclough on bass drum as the cymbal players (L-R) Karen Lang, D'Arcy Regan, Al Monahan and Mark Henderson await their entrance during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps' new arrangement of Follow the Yellow Brick Road.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Frank Colclough on bass drum as the cymbal players (L-R) Karen Lang, D’Arcy Regan, Al Monahan and Mark Henderson await their entrance during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps’ new arrangement of Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

May 13, 2016--Al Monahan is all smiles during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Al Monahan is all smiles during a recent practice.

 

 

 

May 13, 2016--Frank Colclough concentrates on his bass drum part during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Frank Colclough concentrates on his bass drum part. The corps received a sponsorship from Yamaha Canada for new drums this season.

D' Arcy Regan plays cymbals during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

D’Arcy Regan plays cymbals . Dream Cymbals and Gongs, a Canadian company based out of Toronto but with ties to Hamilton, provides the corps with all their cymbals.

May 13, 2016--Stephen Luttrell plays the 16' bass drum during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Stephen Luttrell on the 16″ bass drum

May 13, 2016--during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Josh Kirkwood discusses his part on the xylophone.

 

 

 

May 13, 2016--One of the brand new marching snare drums complete with corps logo from sponsor Yamaha Canada during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

The new drums from Yamaha Canada are emblazoned with the corps’ logo.

 

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Karen Lang is one of the original members of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.

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Margaret Frame on the snare drum.

May 13, 2016--during a recent practice of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

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