Jaybird's Day 2020 Cancelled
- Published: September 20 2020 September 20 2020
We have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Jaybirds day event.
Bob Atwell III
- Published: September 17 2020 September 17 2020
Bishop Robert Atwell, III (Bob), 67, of Middlefield passed away on September 16th, 2020 with his son and daughter at his side.
2020 Annual Fundraising Drive
- Published: September 17 2020 September 17 2020
As a non-profit, The Company of Fifers & Drummers relies upon donations as part of its funding plan. We supplement this as much as possible by applying for grants. Corps and Individual memberships cover only a portion of the annual operating budget. If you are interested in the details you can read our Financial Disclosure.
- Published: August 17 2020 August 17 2020
Francis George "Frank" Banks, 81, the beloved husband of Roberta L. (Moran) Banks, died Thursday, August 7, 2020 at his home.
Sons of Liberty Recording Rediscovered!
- Published: August 01 2020 August 01 2020
During recent audio digitization activities at the Archives of The Company of Fifers & Drummers a rare treasure was rediscovered - a recording of the Sons of Liberty performing two medleys that had previously gone unnoticed in the archives. The Company is proud to make these recordings available to the public today, on the 68th anniversary of the performance!
- Published: July 27 2020 July 27 2020
Martin Robert Garrity, 70, a longtime resident of Guilford, died unexpectedly at his new home, on July 22, 2020 in Selma, North Carolina.
Jr. Camp Website Integrated into Company Site
- Published: July 02 2020 July 02 2020
Junior Camp might have been canceled due to the global pandemic, but we’ve been using our time to get ready for next year.
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.