Ralph Colter is a charter member of the North Branford, CT Ancient Fife and Drum Corps, and has been an active snare drummer since 1933. He was sergeant of the snare section for many years. Over the years, he has also served as music director, corps director and business manager. He learned to drum by taking lessons with highly-renowned J. Burns Moore. He was lead snare drummer when the corps performed on September 29, 1940 during the World’s Fair, when the North Branford drum section won the world’s championship in its class.