All our staff are working pros who really know gear and are always available to answer your questions. We also provide service on just about every type of drum. We have on-site lessons for drum set and hand drums. We also host drum clinics throughout the year. Past clinicians include Dennis Chambers, Steve Smith, Dave Weckl and Dave Garibaldi just to name a few. Colorado Drum is also part of the Five Star network of independent drum shops across the country. This allows us to have access to select products not available to big box retailers, and to have much greater buying power so we may then offer you better prices and selection. Owner Clark Bennett was recently named to the board of directors of the Five Star group! Colorado Drum was also nominated as "Best Single Dealer-Percussion" for 2005 by Music & Sound Retailer Magazine!
Colorado Drum was established in 1995 by owner, Clark Bennett. Clark has managed the shop since its beginning and still remains on-hand in the store most days. Our first location was a 900 square foot store in a strip-mall. Thanks to our loyal customers, we quickly outgrew that space. In the spring of 1998, we moved to our current location in historic Old Town Fort Collins. The new shop is 2000 square feet of showroom space, plus we have another 2000 square foot teaching area and warehouse space. Along the way we have built up our product lines so that we may now enjoy the VERY BEST discounts available in the industry. This allows us to in turn offer our customers extremely competitive pricing.
One of the unique specialties that sets us apart from many other stores is our commitment to offering rare and limited edition drums.We always stock as many of these types of items as we can. We have well over 50 snare drums in the store at any given time from major manufacturers to small, custom builders. Also on hand is an ever changing assortment of vintage drums. Owner Clark Bennett has been collecting drums for over 18 years, and many of his private collection are on display at the shop. We gladly offer a free vintage drum appraisal service to you simply by calling the shop. Careful though, Clark might try to talk you out of that 60's Gretsch set of yours!
Colorado Drum is a firm believer in building a solid foundation on drums through lessons and education. We work hard with our teaching staff to stock the latest instructional materials as well as the classics. On average, Colorado Drum presents 2 major drum clinics per year, as well as smaller workshops. The clinics are our way of furthering drum education and to say "Thanks" to all our customers for their outstanding support throughout the years.
Our commitment at Colorado Drum is to offer our customers the best drum gear available at the best possible prices along with outstanding personal service. Give us a call or stop by and let's talk drums!