The Making of ‘Farewell to Erin’
- Published: June 29 2020 June 29 2020
Last month a group of musicians from diverse backgrounds developed and released the ‘Farewell to Erin’ project, which involved over 20 musicians performing a challenging piece virtually. In addition to the high degree collaboration and excellent musicianship displayed it also demonstrated a level of technical knowledge required to bring together videos recorded by the different individuals.
Considerations: Fifing Impacts to Social Distancing
- Published: June 27 2020 June 27 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic has seen the cancellation and/or postponement of many events both large and small scale. As state and local governments begin reopening and easing restrictions on the size of groups that can gather, musicians need to consider how their activities fit into these new guidelines and whether a different approach is needed when playing music.
2020 Concert Series Canceled
- Published: June 01 2020 June 01 2020
Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, the restrictions that are in place at local and state levels continue to change rapidly. Across the State of Connecticut many precautions have been put in place to help manage the spread of the Virus and protect citizens. While we have been following the reopening plans diligently, we feel the timing of the concert series does not align with the reopening plans, and have decided to cancel our 2020 concert series.
2020 DRAM Canceled
- Published: May 31 2020 May 31 2020
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, restrictions are in place at local and state levels and they are changing and evolving rapidly. Across the State of Connecticut many precautions have been taking place regarding the health crisis around COVID-19. Under that purview, the Deep River Ancient Muster Committee, along with local Deep River area officials and state officials have made the determination to forego the muster for 2020.
- Published: April 29 2020 April 29 2020
Roger Franz has started his last journey. Well protected and looked after, he was allowed to fall asleep gently with his loved ones after a short illness.
- Published: April 22 2020 April 22 2020
Beverly A. Napieracz, 77, of New Britain CT and longtime resident of Beverly MA passed away peacefully on April 17, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was a Life Member of The Company of Fifers & Drummers.
Guide for Remote Collaboration
- Published: March 31 2020 March 31 2020
With Social Distancing becoming public policy for the foreseeable future we need effective mechanisms to bring our fife and drum corps together socially, facilitate the advancement of their musical goals, retain skills, and to provide positive activities for adults and kids without the ability to physically gather. The Company of Fifers & Drummers is able to offer a Guide to Remote Collaboration, which was the product of numerous community leaders who were seeking solutions for their groups and is offered to the community at large.
George P. Carroll
- Published: March 17 2020 March 17 2020
In March of 2020 the fife and drum community lost George Carroll, arguably the most significant individual contributor to have shaped fife and drum in America today.
Charles W. Dickerson Exhibit
- Published: March 14 2020 March 14 2020
Company of Fifers & Drummers founding member The Charles W. Dickerson Fife, Drum, and Bugle Corps was recently honored with an exhibit reception at the New Rochelle Public Library in New Rochelle, New York.
- Published: March 11 2020 March 11 2020
Mr. William B. Rotella, Jr, 82, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on March 10, 2020 at Wolcott View Manor. He was the loving husband of Madeline G. (Geloso) Rotella.
Charles W. Dickerson Exhibit Reception
- Published: February 09 2020 February 09 2020
The Company of Fifers & Drummers would like to inform you that from February 1-February 28, the New Rochelle (NY) Public Library is presenting an exhibit on the historic Charles W. Dickerson Fife, Drum & Bugle Corps. The Company Archives Committee was pleased to provide research support for the project. A reception will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020, from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm.
Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Reunion Announced
- Published: February 04 2020 February 04 2020
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.
John Benoit Music Books Available
- Published: January 23 2020 January 23 2020
The Company of Fifers & Drummers is honored to have the following music, written and arranged by John Benoit, available for purchase. This music represents the life’s work of John Benoit, and all proceeds from the sale of these books are being donated to The Company.
Alan D. Cavallo
- Published: January 16 2020 January 16 2020
Alan D. Cavallo, 53 of Brookfield CT, passed away on Tuesday January 14, 2020. He was the husband of Catherine (Cuccia) Cavallo.
2nd Annual Juniors Jollification
- Published: December 02 2019 December 02 2019
The Company of Fifers & Drummers would like to invite you and your Corps to the second annual Juniors Jollification at the Company of Fifers & Drummers Museum immediately following the Old Saybrook Torchlight Parade on December 14th.
- Published: November 07 2019 November 07 2019
James Richard Shea Jr. entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the loving husband of Marlene (Stokes) Shea for 27 years.