The British Drum Co. have sent this…Nearly 3 years after launching the British Drum Co. their Marching Division has announced Jim Kilpatrick MBE as their International Marching Specialist. Kilpatrick, who was awarded an MBE in 2004 for ‘services to music’, has won the World Drum Corps Championships an unprecedented 19 times, including a run of 11 consecutive titles, a record that still stands. Kilpatrick has also won the World Solo Drumming Championships a record 16 times.
Commenting on Kilpatrick’s appointment, Marching Division Manager Stu Warmington said, ‘When we started the company it was my dream to bring on the top professionals in their relevant fields and when it came to the pipe band world there was no one better qualified for the job. To actually have Jim join the company is a great day for the British Drum Company. The expertise and knowledge he brings to the company is second to none and we relish theopportunity of working with him.’
Kilpatrick’s reply, ‘I’m thrilled to join the British Drum Company team, a company that has the most talented people in the industry with a deep commitment to excellence. When I look at the British Drum Company, I see a company that has already made a huge mark on the global Drum Kit market and I’m excited about many of the things in the Marching and Pipe Band range that we’ll be working on together in the near future.’