In a day and age, before modern radios, cell phones, and satellite communication, Fifers and Drummers of the American Revolutionary War were a vital part of military communications. From sunrise to lights out, fifers and drummers regulated military functions and were essential for nearly all facets of colonial military service. Join the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums as they give an in-depth demonstration of the musical tasks and ceremonies that fifers and drummers perform throughout a soldier's day.
Dates & Times
Music: The Art of Fifing & Drumming
Performance: Entertainments at the Play House
Jug Broke Theatre Co. members discuss and demonstrate the 18th-century theatre world as it pertains to Williamsburg, both past and present.
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Open to the Public
Music: In the Wythe Parlor
Join members of the Governor’s Musick in the gentry setting of the Wythe House Parlor as they illustrate domestic music on period instruments.