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Quickstep
03-17-2011, 09:13 PM
For those who are interested in this sort of thing:

Saturday, April 02, 2011 3:00 P.M.
THE OLD GUARD FIFE & DRUM CORPS INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE
8TH ANNUAL MUSICAL PRELUDE TO NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT WASHINGTON, DC

http://www.fifeanddrum.army.mil/

If their calendar is correct, they are only performing twice this year, (the only other performance was today in the St. Patrick's Day parade in NYC) so this will be last chance to see them until 2012.

If you like fife and drum corps music, you can download their performances for free:

http://www.fifeanddrum.army.mil/audio_video.html

(Yes, I know they wear Rev. War uniforms, but some of the tunes they play--Downfall of Paris, Paddy on a Handcar, Yankee Doodle, Jefferson and Liberty, etc. are also part of the Civil War era repertoire. Besides, they are the only active fife and drum corps in the U.S. military and they are really good. They can't help it if their commander chose uniforms from the wrong era. ;))

wheres_my_horse
03-18-2011, 10:29 AM
My guess is that the calendar is off. Pershing's Own only has two events on their schedule this year and both are in April. So I believe even through you can put in 365 days you are still only seeing the immediate future.

I would expect you will see Fife & Drum at this year's Twilight Tattoos

Wednesday May 4 Fort McNair
Wednesday May 11 Fort McNair
Wednesday May 25 Fort McNair
Wednesday June 1 Fort McNair
Wednesday June 8 Fort McNair
Wednesday June 15 Fort Myer*
*Limited seating available for June 15 Twilight Tattoo.

hiplainsyank
03-21-2011, 09:40 AM
I watched a portion of the video from 2009 where they had their color guard with them, and was wondering if the armed guardsmen were carrying reproduction or original muskets and bayonets...

Excellent music. Thanks for the link!