The International Assoctiation of Traditional Drummers

or I.A.T.D, founded by John S. Pratt (US Army Ret.), promotes the heritage of the "Traditional" rudimental drumming shared by rudimental drummers around the world.

Our goal is to unite rudimental drummers from throughout the world to celebrate, study, and pass on the "Traditional" Heritage of rudimental drumming, as well as to educate and preserve the heritage of each country's "Traditional" rudimental drumming history.

Our association has been endorsed by the following:

  • The Company of Fifers & Drummers - Ivoryton, Connecticut USA
  • The Canadian Associates Drumming Rudimental Excellence (C.A.D.R.E)
  • The Drummers of North American Pipe Bands Associations
  • The Drummers of "Top Secret" and the "Grey Coats" of Basel, Switzerland
  • The Drummers of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association - Glasgow, Scotland
  • The former American Patriots Rudimental Drummers Club - Morgantown, Pennsylvania USA
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In Memoriam

John Sterling "Jack" Pratt

1931 -2020

"My Loving Father, John Sterling Pratt, known to his Dear Friends and Family as, Jack, has ascended to his Heavenly Home with His Sticks Masterfully "Flam Para Diddle Diddle"-ing, Ratamacue-ing and "Pata Fla Fla"-ing, welcomed to The Grand Corps by throngs of Angels playing Golden Horns and Infinite Legions of Traditional Rudimental Drummers, thunrdering precisely as One!"

~ Joanie Pratt, Daughter of John S. Pratt

Announcing the first esteemed recipient of the John Sterling Pratt Prestige Award, which was bestown upon IATD certified Master Drummer, Norm Peth, on January 13, 2020.

Norm has made significant contributions to the Drum World mentoring and teaching innumerous students gratis! Norm is a quality human being with incredible character who proudly served our Nation!

We Salute Norm at the age of 95 for his amazing life's work!

View the certificate here.