Let military music from the Fife and Drum Corps and Band of Music fill your ears. Tap your toes to the beat of marching tunes as the decoratively uniformed 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps parades around Fort George performing 18th and early 19th century music. Hear the pre-dawn reveille bugle wake-up call, the opening notes of the corps’ daily job as the fort’s clock and timekeeper for soldiers’ routines. Learn how they were also an essential low-tech walkie-talkie with the high-pitched fifes and low-pitched drums sending musical signals across great distances to direct artillery, cavalry and troops on a chaotic battlefield. Or follow the elegant melodies of European social music into the barracks and officers’ quarters where the fort’s unique Band of Music performs historical compositions that would have been popular during the Napoleonic era. It’s a rare opportunity to hear classics played on reproductions of late 18th and early 19th century instruments including flutes, clarinets, bassoons, violins, French horns, and a serpent.

When?

July through August, Wednesday to Sunday, and special events.

Join our program!

Learn how to play an instrument and become a member of the 41st Fife and Drum Corps. Our music program is open to volunteers between the ages of 10 and 14. For more information, please contact Peter Alexander by calling 905-468-6617 or emailing Peter.Alexander@canada.ca.

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