Fife & Drum

The Sound of 1781!
Storytelling Through Military Music
June 27-August 28, 2018

Founded in 1926, the Fifes and Drums of Fort Ticonderoga represent military musicians who served at Ticonderoga during the Eighteenth century. In this year’s focus on 1781, they are portraying fifers and drummers from the British 29th Regiment of Foot. Each day in July and August, the Fifes and Drums of Fort Ticonderoga play songs containing important information, known as “duty tunes.” From Reveille in the morning to Tattoo at night, or sounding of the alarm and calling to arms, the Fifes and Drums regulate days at the fort today. The Fifes and Drums of Fort Ticonderoga lead our recreated soldiers and visitors alike to demonstrations and tours with period marches. The long history of the Fifes and Drums of Fort Ticonderoga celebrates the legacy Fort Ticonderoga and the King’s Garden in concerts featuring a vast repertoire of favorite songs collected over the decades. From stirring to somber, enjoy the martial sounds of this band of excellent young musicians.