A Look Back at the 2008 CT Drum Show

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I would like to thank everyone who made it out for our 2008 Show, our biggest ever! Every year more people are added to the staff to help out, but we also add more attractions, so the attendance increases, and I end up just as busy. My only regret is not having the time to talk to all the regulars that come every year to support the Show, and of course, the special guests.

Our condolences go out to the Ludwig family, on their loss of William F. Ludwig II. We all have suffered the loss of the man responsible for ‘driving the bus’ full of all that great drum stuff most of us dreamed about while growing up.

I would like to extend special thanks to Bob Gatzen, for his very well received first appearance at the show, and the welcomed and requested returns of Larry Levine, Joe Corsello with The Richie Hart Trio, and of course Jack Lawton.

The display of memorabilia of Charlie Donnelly, displayed by his son Chuck, was very popular, and many people didn’t realize his store was located only 5 minutes away from the Show. I enjoyed meeting Bobby Rondinelli, and it was nice to see Dave Mattucks again.

Thanks again to everyone, and we are looking forward to seeing you at this year's show on April 19, 2009.