The Monumental City Ancient Fife and Drum Corps announces with sadness that fifer Gus Malstrom passed away on Wednesday, October 14, at the age of 95.

gus malstromGus was one of the original founders of Monumental City in 1950, and a re-founder of Monumental City (first starting at the Eastern Colonials Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps) in the 1990s. 

As a fifer, as Director of St. Leo’s Fife and Drum Corps, and as a constant presence at musters and parades throughout the East Coast, Gus preserved and promoted the spirit of ancient music with enthusiasm and skill. 

Our prayers are with his family and all those who had the privilege to know him and to play music with him.