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The results of our 2018 Company of Fifers & Drummers survey are now available! The survey is conducted every two years and is open to all interested members of the fife and drum community (not just members of The Company of Fifers & Drummers). The purpose of the survey is to gain a deeper understanding of the needs of our community so that we can structure the organization to best meet our mission to perpetuate the historical significance and folk traditions of fife and drum music and to foster the spirit of fellowship among fifers and drummers everywhere in a changing world. This community input is also used to gauge the efficacy of past efforts so that we can make appropriate adjustments to our work.  

The 277 respondents represented diversity across geographic locations, corps affiliations, and age groups. After taking a little time to sift through the results, The Company of Fifers & Drummers would like to offer back to the community a summary of the results. They are very telling and provide clear direction in some areas, less so in others. 

The Executive Board continues to dialogue on the meaning of some of this data, and will continue to develop multi-year plans to better align with the community, and to strengthen both the community and the organization for years to come.  

The 2018 Survey Committee members are:

  • Marty Sampson
  • Charlie Terzi
  • Roberta Armstead
  • Tanya Morrisett
  • Corinne Mitchell
  • Scott Mitchell

We do hope that you appreciate the summary.