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Annual Fife and Drum Corps Muster
Experience martial music at its best! From the American Revolution, to the Civil War, to modern commemoration, learn about the practical purpose of fifes and drums. Enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of these classic marches and camp songs. Admission to the Fife & Drum Corps Muster is included in a Fort Ticonderoga general admission ticket. Come back for the Evening Twilight Tattoo, performed at 7 pm inside the old walls of Fort Ticonderoga.
This event includes individual and combined performances on the fort parade ground, a march on Montcalm Street in downtown Ticonderoga, and a Twilight Sunset Tattoo.
"The Fife & Drum Corps Muster highlights the role Fife & Drum music has played in the commemoration of American history. Fife and Drum Corps gained increased popularity during the American bicentennial celebrations,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “In 18th-century military life, fifes and drums served as one of the primary modes of battlefield communication and camp regulation.”
Today the Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum Corps is comprised of Ticonderoga area high school students who are paid employees of Fort Ticonderoga, an independent not-for-profit educational organization and museum. The Fife and Drum Corps is part of Fort Ticonderoga’s Interpretive Department whose focus brings to life Fort Ticonderoga’s specific history through daily interpretive programs, historic trades, special events, and museum educational outreach.