Fife and Drum Events

The Company of Fifers & Drummers hosts events designed to support the musical development of its members, increase musical proficiency, and develop a sense of community. You will also find events hosted by its member organizations and important community events. 

2020 No Foolin' Jam! [CANCELED]

To our Fellow Ancients,

With the decision by New York State to ban all events of 50 or more people until further notice (following the CDC's recommendation), we have no choice but to cancel this year's No Foolin' Jam, which was scheduled for April 4.  We deeply regret needing to make this decision, but fully understand and support the need to cancel such social gatherings.  We will be back next year on a date to be determined (our usual date falls on Easter weekend in 2021).  

In the meantime, please be safe, wash those hands, and use this time to practice!  We look forward to seeing you on the streets and muster fields this summer, hopefully sooner rather than later! 

Event Date 04/04/2020 1:00 pm
Event End Date 04/04/2020 6:00 pm
Location Irish-American Center, Albany, NY
William Diamond Jr Muster [CANCELED]

Invitational Muster held by the William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

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Event Date 05/01/2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 05/02/2020 4:00 pm
Location Minuteman National Park Visitor Center
The National Civil War Field Music School

TRAIN AS A CIVIL WAR FIELD MUSICIAN in a School modeled on the School of Practice, Governors Island, New York, circa 1861. Participants will your new skills at the closing ceremony and dress parade on Sunday afternoon, open to the public.

LIVE AS A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER from Reveille to Extinguish Lights. From 8:00 pm Friday until 3:00 pm Sunday, the schedule for all activities will be completely regulated by bugle, drum, and fife. Military volunteers provide a 24-hour guard.

Registration for the school includes hearty period meals and housing.

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Event Date 06/05/2020 5:00 pm
Event End Date 06/07/2020 3:00 pm
Location Fort McHenry, Baltimore
I Can't Believe It's Not Muster Fundraiser Jam!

Saturday, June 20, 2020 Warehouse Point will be hosting the Second Annual “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Muster” Fundraiser Jam at the historic Powder Mill Barn in Enfield CT.

Jamming, food, friends, raffles, bonfire, and camping available... you know, kind of like a muster, without uniforms. Suggested donation $10. Proceeds to benefit the Powder Mill Barn and the upcoming repairs and renovations needed.

Event Date 06/20/2020 4:00 pm
Event End Date 06/20/2020 11:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Location Powder Mill Barn
National Muster

The National Muster will be hosted by The Col John Chester Fife and Drum Corps at Cove Park in Wethersfield CT from Friday, July, 10th through Saturday the 11th to celebrate the group’s 80th Anniversary. 


Event Date 07/10/2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date 07/11/2020 11:00 pm
Location Terryville Fairgrounds
Deep River Ancient Muster 2020

Friday - DRAM Tattoo


Time: 7:00 pm

Location:  Devitt Field; 15 Southworth St. (Corner Main St. & Southworth St.); Deep River, CT 06417 

performers: 5 Corps TBD

The Company of fifers and Drummers Jr, Fife and Drum Camp  


Saturday - Parade and Muster


Parade: 11am Step Off

Location: Steps off at the corner of Kirtland St., marching down Main St., turning on Southworth St., and ending at Devitt field.

Muster: Directly after conclusion of parade

Location: Devitt field


Event Date 07/17/2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 07/19/2020 11:00 pm
Location Devitt Field, Deep River, CT
Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Reunion

To all current and former members of The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, “Fall In”!

The Old Guard will be having a reunion of all current and former Fife and Drum Corps members July 31st through August 2nd, 2020 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington Virginia.

Event Date 07/31/2020
Event End Date 08/02/2020
Location Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel