Cooperman Drumsticks

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Cooperman Sticks
Cooperman Sticks

Contact Information



Phone: 802 463 9750

Fax: 802 463 4123

Address: Cooperman
1007 Route 121
Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Company Information

Pat Cooperman (1928-1995) started out as a drummer in his elementary school band in Mt. Vernon NY. He served in the US Navy on an aircraft carrier during World War II, and joined his hometown VFW Post 596 when he returned from the service.Post 596 had a fife and drum corps, the Colonial Greens, and Pat joined in as a rudimental snare drummer. Pat Cooperman was also a woodworker and furniture maker by trade, and began to make his own drumsticks. Soon other corps members were asking for sticks; Pat’s father-in-law was a fifer in the Post 596 corps, and he and the other fifers encouraged Pat to experiment with fifes as well. By the late 1950′s Pat was making and selling handmade drumsticks and fifes throughout the New York and Connecticut area. As the years went on, an increasing number of drumstick models and fife designs were introduced, and Pat took in more and more repair work on the rope tension drums. He had a lot of ideas about how the rope drums could be improved, but was limited by time and space; his company was still a small home-based operation, while he held down a full time position as a Fire Department Captain for the city of Mount Vernon. In 1975 Pat began the process of retiring from his Fire Department job, and opened the full-time shop in Centerbrook CT as Cooperman Fife & Drum Co. Inc. All of his ideas for the rope drums were finally put into practice when the first set of his Liberty Model Drums was delivered in 1975. Pat continued to work on new designs and improvements for his instruments until he passed away in 1995. He was also intrigued by the growing popularity of frame drums, and started the Cooperman company on its present course of being a leader and innovator in that marketplace as well as in traditional fife and rope tension field drum.[1]


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