Art Mura began his career with the Holy Name Cadets in 1937 as a Junior Drum Major for three years, played a bugle for one year, then changed over to snare drum from 1941 to 1949. He twice won the New Jersey State individual snare drumming title in 1946 &’47 and was runner-up the next two years. In 1953 he was a member of the Hawthorne Caballeros snare line. His more than 20 years as a rudimental drum instructor included the Garfield Cadets, West Paterson Cadets, Dumont Police Cadets, Wood Ridge Townsmen, and Hawthorne Muchachos. Mr. Mura was a percussion judge with the Charles R. Nabor Eastern States Judges Association, Midatlantic and DCA judges associations from 1958 until 1982.