Battlefield music will fill the air as Fort Ticonderoga hosts its annual Fife & Drum Corps Muster. The muster, which will feature five different corps, will be held Saturday, July 27, at the fort. A twilight performance at 7 p.m. on the fort parade ground will conclude the muster.
continued Today the Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps is comprised of Ticonderoga area high school students who are paid employees of Fort Ticonderoga.
“The fife & drum corps is part of Fort Ticonderoga’s interpretive department whose focus brings to life Fort Ticonderoga’s specific history through daily interpretive programs, historic trades and special events,” Hill said.
Several Fort Ti Fife & Drum Corps alumni will take part in the annual muster.
Joining the Fort Ti Fife & Drum Corps in the muster will be the 3rd New Jersey Field Music, The Fifes and Drums of the Lincoln Minutemen, The Deep River Junior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps and Hanaford’s Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps and The Fifes and Drums of Fort Ticonderoga.
The muster will include a tour of the fort at 10:15 a.m., a musket demonstration at 11 a.m., a garden march at 11:30 a.m. a garden and grounds tour at 11:45 a.m., fife & drum performances at 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., a tour of the fort at 1:15 p.m., a fife & drum performance at 1:45 p.m., a musket demonstration at 2 p.m., a garden march at 2:30 p.m., a fife & drum performance at 2:45 p.m., the clambake 3-6 p.m., a fife & drum performance at 3:20 p.m., a tour of the fort at 3:45 p.m., a combined fife & drum performance at 4:15 p.m. and the twilight concert at 7 p.m.
For more information call 585-2821 or go online at www.fortticonderoga.org