The Company of Fifers & Drummers, Inc. is non-profit corporation founded in 1965 to perpetuate the historical significance and folk traditions of American Field Music and to foster the spirit of fellowship among all fifers and drummers.
Individual, Family and Life Membership is open to anyone who enjoys fife & drum music and includes a subscription to our periodical, The Ancient Times.
You can apply for membership, or renew an existing membership in The Company by:
1. Mail – make payment by check
2. Online – make payment through PayPal
2011 Annual Membership Rates
|Type of Membership||Rate|
|Individual, Western. Europe (Swiss, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, etc)||$35|
|Individual, Junior (No Change)||$10|
|Group Rate (10 or more)||$20|
|Fife & Drum Corps||$100|
|Individual Life Membership
The Company’s Individual Life Membership list is available here.
* Please Note: At the last general meeting (November 2006), The Company voted a modest increase to our dues structure for the first time in over seven years.
Special Group Discount
Every member of your Corps can receive The Ancient Times and be Individual Members of The Company at a special discounted price.
10 Corps Members or more –
* Pay by one check, once a year
* Delivery of the Ancient Times to individual addresses, $20 per person.
For information on Group Discounts, Life Membership pledges, or Institutional or Corps membership contact: Membership Chairman Sallie Roche.
The mission statement found in the Company of Fifers and Drummers Constitution states, in part, “The Company seeks: To perpetuate the American Heritage of fife and drum music; To encourage the development of young fifers and drummers; To develop a broader understanding among units for the great variety of musical persuasions within the framework of fife and drum; To establish a permanent Archives and Museum to chronicle the development of fife and drum … ; To identify, collect, and preserve historical artifacts and music related to fifes and drums and their use”. Our dues, along with other fund-raising projects are dedicated to paying for all of these lofty and worthy objectives as well as the costs of publishing of our Ancient Times, roughly four times each year. The many individuals who keep this organization moving forward are, without exception, volunteers from within our own ranks.
It is important to keep in mind that in addition to receiving a Membership Card and four Issues of the Ancient Times, your dues are providing much needed financial support for The Company of Fifers and Drummers. You also become eligible to attend and participate in our Quarterly meetings, run for office, etc. One only has to stand in the main hall of our Museum of Fife and Drum, to gain a full appreciation for what has been done by all who have gone before us and given so freely of their time, talents, and money. We appreciate your membership and sincerely hope you will continue to enjoy it for many, many years to come. … It is a good thing.