Drummond Hudson has been a professional musician since the age of 16. At age 22, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) recruited him. With the RCMP, he toured internationally as a featured trombone soloist in the Concert Band, as Musical Director of the World Famous RCMP Musical Ride and eventually became the RCMP Band Manager. Drum wrote, co-produced, and directed TV and radio shows, live concerts, and recording sessions for the CBC, CTV and ITV networks. He traveled every province and territory in Canada, as well as in the United States, Bermuda, Venezuela, Mexico, and Australia setting up extensive tours.
As a trombone instructor at Carleton University for 18 years and through his private trombone teaching, Drum has touched hundreds of students, many of whom have become professional musicians themselves.
Professionally, he has been the Musical Director for more than twenty Broadway musicals, including, Annie Get Your Gun, Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, Fame, Crazy For You, Carousel, and Chicago. He has also been a pit musician for more than seventy-five musicals.
Drum has worked with, among others, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Alanis Morissette, Henry Mancini, Tony Bennett, and Paul Anka. He also performed as a symphony musician with the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada and The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Drum achieved Life Member status with The American Federation of Musicians (AF of M).