The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps’ unique capabilities allow the flexibility to perform in a wide range of performance settings. Through patriotic music and marching drill, the Fife and Drum Corps evokes a keen sense of National pride ranging in venues from intimate banquet halls to the international stage. Below are several examples of the different sized ensembles and programs available for request. Contact us today and learn more about how you can incorporate the “Soundtrack of the American Story” in your event!
The 12-Soldier Show from The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is the most versatile ensemble the Corps offers. Designed to be utilized in smaller venues, this ensemble is perfect for school presentations, galas, and State dinners. Offering four fifes, four bugles, two snare drums and one bass drum, this group is both adaptable and inspiring. (Approximate show duration: 15 minutes)
The 22-Soldier Show from The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is a dynamic mid-sized ensemble. Designed to be featured in larger venues, this ensemble is the perfect choice for opening ceremonies or professional sporting events. Offering eight fifes, eight bugles, three snare drums and two bass drums, this show has entertained audiences from the Olympics to the White House. (Approximate show duration: 7/9 minutes)
The 33-Soldier Show from The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is the largest and most visually striking performance. Designed specifically for use in arena-sized venues, such as military tattoos, this ensemble is available by special request only. Featuring twelve fifes, twelve bugles, five snare drums and three bass drums, this show entertains audiences in the tens-of-thousands. (Approximate show duration: 14 minutes)
Nothing is more American than a parade, so why not have yours step-off with one of the Nation’s premier marching organizations? Featuring 22 Soldiers, The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps offers a unique spectacle of marching and music that is bound to be the highlight of your parade.
Colors Presentation and National Anthem
An embodiment of National Pride and honor, the Colors are the foundation of ceremonies and special events. Nothing in the world stirs the patriotic spirit in your audience more than the sound of The United States National Anthem performed on early-American instruments. The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps’ Anthem ensemble is designed to bring this experience to life at your major sporting event, gala or civic function.
**When presenting the colors in conjunction with a marching Color Guard, please request the participation of an Old Guard or Joint Service Honor Guard Colors team from the Military District of Washington.
Pomp and circumstance is at the heart of the Historical Trumpets of The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Playing on reproductions of 18th century Baroque trumpets, this ensemble performs marches and fanfares reminiscent of early American martial music. The Historical Trumpets are the perfect addition to kick-off your event or add a touch of colonial regality.
The Historical Flutes of The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps features music that embodies colonial civility. Performing music of the Baroque and Classical eras, this ensemble recalls a setting commonplace to 18th century America. The Historical Flutes create the perfect atmosphere for Diplomatic and State functions, as well as other formal events.
The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is uniquely versatile in their performance capabilities. Our ability to perform in a variety of musical settings allows us to appear in locations such as symphony concert halls, professional sports venues, as well as on television and film. We encourage you to contact our Operations Staff to inquire about your specialized performance needs.
Preserving the Sounds of Liberty
Preserving the Sounds of Liberty: A Lecture Recital on the Traditions of Military Field Music provides an opportunity for the Fife and Drum Corps to explain the history of its instruments and the capacity in which they are used today. The performance brings to life historical repertoire dating to the Revolutionary War and also presents modern versions of traditional tunes that have been adapted for the Corps’ modern day mission. More Information...