Dazzling Youth Fife and Drum Corps from Michigan to Perform in Wethersfield While on National Tour

Fife and Drum Corp

Great Photo/Video Op!
July 21 – Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

What: Did you know that fifing and drumming were used during times of war to relay commands to soldier and direct the movements of units, as well as to provide inspiration and marching rhythm? The shrillness of the fifes and pounding of the drums could be heard over the cries of battle….

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, in Wethersfield, Connecticut, will host a free performance by the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps, of Plymouth, Michigan. The performance follows the group’s visit to the Deep River Ancient Muster the previous day.

Admission to the patriotic and colorful performance is free.

When: Sunday, July 21, 4 p.m.

Where: Center courtyard, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St., Wethersfield, CT 06109

Background: The Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps comprises approximately 30 students ranging in age from 12 – 18. Their music spans the 17th to 20th centuries with an emphasis on that played during the Revolutionary War.

The group’s presentations focus on strong personal and group discipline, musical excellence, and marching precision. The corps’ mission includes: furthering the historical heritage of the United States of America, providing musical training for youth regardless of race, creed or color, and preserving the art of fifing and drumming

The 10-pound, red, white and blue uniform worn by the corps is a replica of that worn by George Washington’s personal foot soldiers. With no zippers, each corps member must fasten 64 pewter buttons when donning his or her uniform!

For more information on the Webb-Deane Deane-Stevens Museum go to
www.webb-deane-stevensmuseum.org.

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Contact:
Charles Lyle, Executive Director
(860) 529-0612, ext., 14, clyle@webb-deane-stevens.org

Julie Winkel, Media Coordinator
203-815-0800, jwinkel@live.com