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Fifes and Drums

of Colonial Williamsburg


Enjoy the pageantry of the legendary Fife and Drum Corps, which has performed the military field music of the 18th century for 60 years. Fifers and drummers used music to relay commands and inspire soldiers on the battlefield and in camp. Rouse your patriotic spirit by joining us for a march or performance, and experience the soundtrack of American independence.


Special Performances


Drummer's Call

Join us for the annual Drummers Call, a weekend-long showcase of 18th century military music. Explore the important roles played by fifers and drummers in programs featuring Colonial Williamsburg's Fifes and Drums, alumni, and corps visiting from across the nation.