Connecticut Valley Field Music is looking for new fifers! Do you enjoy playing a musical instrument, yet lack performance opportunities or other musicians to play with on a regular basis? Our group may be the perfect fit for you.
If you’re interested in joining Connecticut Valley Field Music and would like more information, just send us a quick email to email@example.com and we’ll get right back to you.
Now Recruiting. Join us!
- We are a Civil War-era fife and drum corps
- Our unique repertoire includes martial music; African-American spirituals; and Irish, Appalachian, and other folk music
- We rehearse Monday evenings in Marlborough, Connecticut
- 20+ performance opportunities each year
More About Our Group
We play 10-hole wooden fifes made by the Healy Flute Company. Instruments are supplied by the group or you can purchase your own.
Our uniforms are hand made by one of our members and are exact replicas of those worn by Union soldiers during the American Civil War. During the hottest months of the year, we wear our cooler uniforms for comfort.
We rehearse most Monday nights from 7–9 p.m. in Marlborough, Connecticut. We have members from all across the state.
Connecticut Valley Field Music performs in about two dozen events per year, including hometown parades and anniversaries, fife and drum musters, concerts, school programs, and other special presentations.
The corps travels around Connecticut and southern New England each year, with occasional trips to such destinations as Williamsburg, Virginia; and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We have traveled to Basil, Switzerland, twice—most recently in June 2017, where we performed several well-received concerts around Zurich, Basel, and Wädenswil.