Monday, June 09, 2008

Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums coming to Monroe!

Monroe, Michigan has a historic connection to the War of 1812. As a matter of fact, a study is currently underway to determine if our River Raisin Battlefield can be designated as a national park. Back in those days, fifes and drums were an integral part of a military unit.

Monroe is hosting a fife and drum "muster" on June 20-21 featuring the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums and about 10 other corps. Here's an article from the Monroe Evening News about this event, and a link to the Fifes and Drums page of the Colonial Williamsburg website which includes audio, video, and slideshows:

If you're in the area I hope you'll check it out! And bring a camera because the uniforms are historically accurate.

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