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Play the Fife and Beat the Drum


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Eighteenth-century field musicians were vital for communicating orders both on the battlefield and in camp. For this in-depth experience, participants will be able to join an adult staff member at the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums Building and learn the fundamentals of fifing and/or drumming as if they were recruits. They will have the opportunity to practice with a fife and/or drumsticks to perform basic exercises. Limit of 10 participants.

Historic Trades and Skills Family workshops are designed for participants age 7 and older. Kids 7-13 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Kids 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult, either participating (purchase a workshop ticket) or non-participating (with a free Chaperone ticket).

Participants arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted.

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