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.
Lisa Keesmaat works on her snare drum part .
Josh Kirkwood plays the xylophone.
Frank Colclough concentrates on his bass drum part .
Stanley Bone on cymbals.
Corps Co-director Robyn Garner explains an arrangement to the corps.
Karen Lang on cymbals and Frank Coclough on bass drum. Both are original members of the corps.
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.
Al Monahan is all smiles during a recent practice.
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 . Dream Cymbals and Gongs, a Canadian company based out of Toronto but with ties to Hamilton, provides the corps with all their cymbals.
Stephen Luttrell on the 16″ bass drum
Josh Kirkwood discusses his part on the xylophone.
The new drums from Yamaha Canada are emblazoned with the corps’ logo.
Karen Lang is one of the original members of the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps.
Margaret Frame on the snare drum.