Tuesday, July 4, 2017


It's a perfect day to celebrate independence as the annual 4th of July parade kicks off in Granville with bright blue sky and comfortable Berkshire summer temperatures.

To mark the day on line, let's recall some of Noble & Cooley's "patriotic theme" drums, including two 100-year anniversary flashbacks to 1917. First some suitable music with great drum content:

Noble & Cooley "Continental" drum, from 1917 catalog

Noble & Cooley "Flag" drum design, flat drum shell, embossed
Noble & Cooley "Uncle Sam" drum, from 1917 catalog.
Noble & Cooley "Flag" design, flat drum shell, unembossed
We also take a moment on this holiday to express appreciation for all the patriots who fought for independence, including Silas Noble (great-grandfather of Noble & Cooley co-founder and namesake Silas Noble) who marched to Boston with other western Massachusetts Minutemen on April 20, 1775 immediately after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and died on July 11th during the Siege of Boston.