The Last Regiment Of Syncopated Drummers
Every year The Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers is called upon to "kick off" numerous public and private functions all over the Pacific Northwest. LRSD delivers a high energy, heart pounding and visually awe inspiring syncopated drum corps performance. Whether you're celebrating a grand opening, private party, street fair, charitable or athletic event, our music engages audiences of any age and inspires enthusiasm in even the most stoic bystander!
The Last Regiment is one of the few remaining syncopated drum corps. It was formed in September 1998 by Greg Odell in the hopes of continuing a style of drumming that incorporates both military style rudiments with "street beat" rhythms borne out of Long Beach, California.
Notable clients include:
- The Walt Disney Company
- Portland TrailBlazers
- Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade & Grand Floral Parade
- San Francisco Pride Parade
- Torchlight Parade (Seattle, WA)
- Wieden + Kennedy
- Rose City Rollers
- Voodoo Doughnuts
- Portland Marathon
- Cyclecross Crusade and other OBRA certified bicycling events
- Portland Adult Soap Box Derby
- Multiple Sclerosis, Cascade AIDS Project, Alzheimer's Association, SHOC Foundation, and more
Noteworthy historical moments:
- August 25, 2012: LRSD makes a group pilgrimage to Long Beach, CA to attend the LBJCB reunion, and play with the drummers that started the whole thing.
- January 10, 2012: LRSD performs the halftime show for the Portland TrailBlazers' home game at the Rose Quarter.
- June 27, 2010: LRSD performs in the 40th anniversary Pride parade in San Francisco, CA.
- October 26, 2008: this day was proclaimed "Last Regiment Day" by The Honorable Mayor Tom Potter to commemorate the ten year anniversary of the group. The official proclamation is proudly displayed in our studio.
- LRSD was included in an essay by author Kathy Pape in the book "CITADEL OF THE SPIRIT: Oregon's Sesquicentennial Anthology - A Merging of Past and Present Oregon Voices and Stories" (page 418, "Different Drummers"); Nestucca Spit Press, 2009.