Gabe Bacewicz - Lead Snare
Gabe Bacewicz started Fife and Drum with the Junior Colonials of Westbrook CT when he was 8 years old. There, he was taught the rudimental snare drum by Sean Egan and Jim Clark. He was a member of The Junior Colonials for 10 years and attended the company camp almost every year.
In 2013, Gabe began studying classical percussion at Western Connecticut State University with David Smith. That year, he started teaching at Junior Camp, first as an intern and later as a full instructor. During this time, he also taught the Bethel High School and Cheshire High School marching percussion sections.
In 2016, Gabe won the snare drum audition at the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, where he currently serves in Arlington, VA. In addition, Gabe has performed with Connecticut Patriots and the Bristol County Fifes and Drums. He is deeply passionate about the history of Fife and Drum, as well as the future that he and this generation of young musicians will write together.