The American fife & drum corps has a public music tradition deeply rooted in the history and cultures of the Americas and Europe.  Fife & drum corps march each year in line with today’s best modern marching bands in such prestigious parades as the Rose Bowl Parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Inaugural Parades, receiving ovations from the crowds.  Professionally, the 3rd US Infantry Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps performs at the White House for dignitaries and heads of state from around the world, and the Fifes & Drums of Colonial Williamsburg demonstrates daily to thousands of visitors the music of 18th century America.

Consider the fife for your students.  This instrument is:

  • Perfect for individual and group performance instruction requirements.
  • Connected with both American history and many of the cultures expressed so fully in modern American society.
  • Available in inexpensive, durable, and virtually maintenance-free student models.
  • Easy to play for the beginner, but allowing for virtuosity with experience.
  • Easily incorporated into a fife & drum corps or folk music ensemble, which helps keep the interest of the students alive while encouraging the support of parents and the local.