History

New Member Meet & Greet!
Curious about how you could become a member of the Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers? Come meet the members and learn more! We will be hosting a new potential member "Meet & Greet" on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 6:00pm. Meet up at our studio, located at 232 SE Oak Street, Portland. If you want to find out if you have what it takes…

We are now taking signups for our 2017 training series!
The 2017 training course begins on Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at 10:00am. The course runs every Sunday from 10:30am – 1:00pm, for sixteen weeks through the end of April.

Register for our 2017 training course


The Last Regiment is one of the few remaining active 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.


What is syncopation?

syncopation (sĭng'kəpā`shən, sĭn'-) [New Gr.,=cut off ], in music, the accentuation of a beat that normally would be weak according to the rhythmic division of the measure. Although the normally strong beat is not usually effaced by the process, there are occasions when the natural rhythmic structure is entirely altered, the syncopation being so elaborate and persistent that the actual metrical structure is obliterated aurally. Occasional syncopation is present in music of all types and in all periods.