Corps and Institutional Membership requires sponsorship by a current member of The Company and approval by the voting members. For details and application, contact: Membership Chairman Sallie Roche
2010 Annual Membership Rates:
- Corps Membership — $100
- Institutional Membership — $25
The Fife & Drum Corps of The Company come in all shapes and sizes. From small “family” corps to well-heeled exhibition corps, and every degree in between, each is unique yet joined together by a common interest: playing “Ancient” music.
Bring any number of Company corps together, from anywhere in the world, and a jam session, or “jollification,” is sure to take place. Colonial or Civil War uniforms, male or female, young or old… the demographics are irrelevant. The music is the common ground.
The member corps of The Company of Fifers & Drummers represent a variety of eras and styles, from Colonial to contemporary, yet all coming under the broad definition of “Ancient” music. While some limit their repertoire to historic music, others perform modern day arrangements of traditional tunes, adding complex harmonies and intricate drumbeats to enhance the texture of the music while still maintaining the traditional style.
Nearly every fife & drum corps is a local community activity. Most don’t require previous experience to join; in fact, many give free music lessons. Corps Profiles gives you a look at some of the corps that belong to The Company of Fifers & Drummers. If you are interested in joining a corps, look for one near you on this website. Check back often… new corps are added from time to time.
Corps are self-supporting, raising money through fees charged for performances and other activities. If you are interested in hiring a corps for a parade, festival or other event, the contact information for each corps is included in their profile for your convenience. Corps that have a website or e-mail address are linked from their profile page.