July 29, 2017
Experience martial music at its best at America's Fort! From the American Revolution, to the Civil War, to modern commemoration, learn about the practical purpose of fifes and drums. Enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of these classic marches and camp songs. Admission to the Fife & Drum Corps Muster is included in a Fort Ticonderoga general admission ticket. Come back for the Evening Twilight Tattoo, performed at 7 pm inside the old walls of Fort Ticonderoga. Tickets for the evening program are $10, children 4 years and younger are free and Members of Fort Ticonderoga are free.
Participating Fife & Drum Corps:
The Fifes and Drums of Fort Ticonderoga
The Fifes and Drums of the Lincoln Minute Men
Hanaford's Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps
The Vermont Field Music
The Colchester Continentals Fife and Drum Corps
This event includes individual and combined performances on the fort parade ground, a march on Montcalm Street in downtown Ticonderoga, and a Twilight Sunset Tattoo.
On Sunday, July 30, the Fifes and Drums of Fort Ticonderoga will be joined by the Plymouth, Michigan Fife and Drum Corps for afternoon performances on the parade ground in the fort.
"The Fife & Drum Corps Muster highlights the role Fife & Drum music has played in the commemoration of American history. Fife and Drum Corps gained increased popularity during the American bicentennial celebrations,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “In 18th-century military life, fifes and drums served as one of the primary modes of battlefield communication and camp regulation.”
Today the Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum Corps is comprised of Ticonderoga area high school students who are paid employees of Fort Ticonderoga, an independent not-for-profit educational organization and museum. The Fife and Drum Corps is part of Fort Ticonderoga’s Interpretive Department whose focus brings to life Fort Ticonderoga’s specific history through daily interpretive programs, historic trades, special events, and museum educational outreach.
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