ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Members of the Drum Corps community came together Sunday at Stutson Street to recognize one of their own.
After holding the final Drum Corps Associates World Championships over Labor Day weekend, the group wanted to perform again to recognize a member who they say is “recognized as one of the Premiere Drummers of his time” — William A. McGrath.
Mighty St. Joes Alumni, The All In Brass Band, The Rochester Drum Machine, and “Prime Time Bass” got in on the event with performances. All proceeds went to the McGrath family.
“All of these people came together. The turn out, I think has been amazing,” Drum and Bugle Corps Benefit Concert Host Bob Scott said. “It shows what drum corps in Roc is all about. It is a huge community and incredible community. We may have competed against each other. But yet they may be competitors, or they may be in the same corps but when they come together as you can see by the crowd out here in the auditorium watching the performances it’s truly an amazing gathering.”
To watch the full ceremony, click here.