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Loyalist Fifes and Drums

The Loyalist Fifes and Drums is a recreated fife and drum corps of the American Revolution period (1776-1784). The purpose of this group is to honour the important role played by Loyalists.
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Our Mission

Most organisations have something they are trying to achieve and our group is no different. The following is the group's Mission Statement, which outlines our basic purpose.
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The U.E.L. Heritage Centre & Park

The Loyalist Fifes and Drums is funded and operated by the U.E.L Heritage Centre & Park. The 72-acre historic site has been open to the public since 1956, and provides a fascinating look at early loyalist life.
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What is a Fife & Drum Corps?

During the American Revolution music played an important roll in operation of the army. In fact, without music, the army could not properly function.
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Your Fearless Leaders

Mike Putnam was born and raised near Hamilton Ontario...Andrea Putnam was born and raised in Kingston...
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About Us - We are looking for new members...

Are you interested in learning a musical instrument?
Do you have an interest in history?
Would you like to travel and perform with a fun musical group?

The Loyalist Fifes and Drums might be for you…

What We Provide:

Uniforms and performance instruments.
Travel and accommodations at community events and re-enactments across Ontario
Free professional music lessons by experienced musicians and a qualified music teacher.
A unique learning environment and a fun opportunity to be a part of an enthusiastic group of young people.

Cost and Commitment

Up-front cost of $15 for fifers and $30 for drummers (which purchases your practice fife or drum sticks and practice pad, a music book, and a practice CD).

Monthly practices at the Adolphustown park , which include one on one and group lessons, marching drill and performance testing.

Regular “own time” practising (approximately three hours a week).

Must be physically able to wear wool uniforms in the hot weather, perform demanding military style drill, and walk several kilometres while playing a musical instrument.

Geared toward intermediate, high school and university aged students.