Buffalo, NY ~ Union Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps

Mission & Presentation

The Mission of The Union Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps is to recreate historically accurate portrayals and performances of the musicians and martial music of the American Civil War.  We strive for true authenticity in the songs played, uniforms worn and information shared. The Union Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps will bring a high level of professionalism to their "living history" appearances as northern or "Union" field musicians, whether those appearances be on the parade route, at civic events, in the classroom or at a reenacting encampment. We wish to keep alive, through music, the memory of one of America's most dramatic eras and share those stirring memories with others, be they fellow re-enactors, historians, students, or the general public.

With that mission in mind, we are pleased to offer our Presentation - an approximately one hour lecture/demonstration on Civil War Field Music, suitable for all audiences and community groups. Accompanied by a power-point show of historic images, The Union Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps perform and discuss the various musical tunes and commands which directed every aspect of the war. There is a nominal charge for this Presentation. Consider this program for your organization, school, or community group.


   "If we had had your music, we could have won the war."
 Confederate General Jubal Early to a Union officer at Appomattox.

Jim Pace - fife

Jim Pace, fifer. Photo courtesy Charles Lewis, Buffalo News. 

 Presentation at Winchester Community Church. Photo courtesy Tom Dalbo.

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