Music of the Battlefields: Fife and Drum Music of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars


Before the advent of sophisticated, high-tech communications, there was the music of the fife and drum.  This music was used to signal soldiers in battle, to set the mood for ceremonies, and to raise the spirits of soldiers and citizens alike.  Tri-Percussion (with fifer!) brings history to life through music with stories, characters, and replica instruments of the times.


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Grade Levels: 4,5,6,7,8

Fees: $557 single, $838 double / The break between performances must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 250

Availability: Wednesdays preferred, other days available upon request.

Program Length: 45 minutes

Teacher Guide: Music of the Battlefields TPG

Requirements: Two microphones with stands; PA system; chalk; chalkboard with eraser.

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