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The Art of Fife & Drum


Open to the Public

In a day and age before modern radios, cell phones, and satellite communication, Fifers and Drummers of the American Revolutionary War were a vital part of military communications. From sunrise to lights out, fifers and drummers regulated military functions and were essential for nearly all facets of colonial military service. Join the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums as they give an in-depth demonstration of the musical tasks and ceremonies that fifers and drummers performed throughout a soldier's day.  This program will take place beneath the Great Oak on Market Square.

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The Art of Fife & Drum

Market Square North

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