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To preserve, honor and showcase New England’s musical heritage.

Moodus Drum & Fife Corps

America’s oldest drum corps formed in 1821 in Moodus, CT, when a young man named Hezekiah Percival taught several men in his community the drum lessons he himself had recently learned. Despite an ebb in interest in martial music in antebellum America, the Corps’ popularity rose and they performed at town festivals and celebrations throughout the region; when the Civil War broke out, the group’s notoriety further increased. They traveled and performed up and down the east coast, new fife and drum corps springing up in their wake. The Corps instruments are nearly as legendary as the group itself: many…

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