Don Mason Don began playing bass drum in the Connecticut Yanks Drum Corps in 1965 and played with the Corps until it disbanded in 1976. After attending College, Don joined the Connecticut Patriots Sr. Fife and Drum Corps, where he has played since 1980. Don has competed for many years in individuals, duets and quartets, as well as with the Corps.
Donís family has long been active in drum corps; he met his wife Patricia in the Ct. Patriots and their children, Brendan, Colin, Peter and Maureen have all participated in the Fife and Drum Camp and are currently in the Connecticut Patriots.
Don joined the Connecticut Valley Field Music Corps where he plays a bass drum that is more than 100 years old. Don teachers Bass drum in the Patriots, the Middlesex County Volunteers from the Boston area and the Col. John Fife and Drum Corps from Wethersfield, CT. He is a past president of the Connecticut Fiferís and Drummerís Association and has taught the bass drum section at the Fife and Drum Camp for many years.