Drum Shells and Bands: Frank Saum (deceased 1994) was a woodworker renowned for his work of drums for drum and bugle corps. At the estate sale for his business a few plus years ago, I had the opportunity to purchase all the drum shells and bands. Most were those that he made; some came with a working past. I had no idea what I was getting myself into; carloads worth. The shells are beautiful, elegantly simple, open for possibility. I wish I had more bands.