The National Civil War Field Music School [CANCELED]

The National Civil War Field Music School [CANCELED]

Due to to the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, the June 2020 Field Music School has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for more information concerning June 2021's event.


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.

The National Civil War Field Music School endeavors to develop and promote quality field musicians, ages 11 and up, in the Civil War living history community, by providing engaging, professional instruction in a historical setting; an immersive, musical environment; the knowledge to educate the public about the critical role of martial music; and the nurturing of new and continual friendships that will last a lifetime.

The National Civil War Field Music School seeks to expand its name, reputation, and historical and musical research, creating additional interest across the nation and the world, as students aim to perfect the lessons they receive from renowned instructors and continue to promote the School’s efforts within their home-based units and local events, including exposing the general public to the important role field music played during the Civil War.


For more information see https://www.nationalcivilwarfieldmusicschool.com/ 

Event Specifics

Event Date 06/05/2020 5:00 pm
Event End Date 06/07/2020 3:00 pm
Location Fort McHenry, Baltimore