Experience a rousing concert of 18th-century military field music, presented by Colonial Williamsburg’s Senior Fifes and Drums and a guest fifes and drums corps. Don’t miss this evening of patriotic entertainment held in the comfort of the Hennage Auditorium at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
On the battlefield the shriek of fifes and the thunder of drums could be heard up to a mile away. Experience the majesty of 18th-century military music up close as Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums lead visiting corps from around the country in a Grand March from the Capitol down Duke of Gloucester Street to Market Square. The musicians will congregate behind the Courthouse for a Grand Review, with each group performing.
Join us for a thrilling torch-lit march down Duke of Gloucester Street, as Colonial Williamsburg’s Fife and Drum Corps is joined by guest units from across the nation! Originally a signal for soldiers to return to barracks before curfew, tattoos evolved into elaborate displays of military music and displays. The Williamsburg Military Tattoo is a highlight of Drummers Call weekend, offering the rare opportunity to see multiple corps showcase their skills.