J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Fife & Drum Muster in Sudbury, 29 Sept 2007

Saturday, 29 September, will bring the annual Colonial Faire and Muster of Fyfe & Drum opposite Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury. I took today’s photo at a Sudbury Muster a few years back, before the William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps got more authentic hats.

Many more groups will be playing at the muster, including the Middlesex 4-H Fife & Drum Corps, Middlesex County Volunteers, Regimental Music of Saintonge, &c. &c. Plus, there will be food, craft demonstrations, photogenic reenactors, children’s games, and many handmade goods and clothing for sale. All hosted by the Sudbury Minutemen and Sudbury Ancient Fyfe & Drum Companie.

For historical content, check out Boston 1775’s recounting of John Greenwood’s experiences as a young fifer in the 1770s.

1 comment:

Robert S. Paul said...

I am going love living in New England if this is the kind of stuff that goes on.