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U.S. Army American Military Field Music Center of Excellence

The mission of the United States Army American Military Field Music Center of Excellence is to function as the premier permanent historical and educational institution specializing in American martial music. The AMFMCE serves worldwide as a central focal point for American field music through collection, preservation, research, education, and publication.

AMFMCE holdings encompass ancient military music performance, Baroque performance practices, and ancient American percussive arts.

The AMFMCE’s holdings are divided into four areas:

The AMFMCE Library
Materials related to martial music, including standard reference materials, historical music and instruction manuals, recordings and video.

The American Military Field Music Research Collection
Subject-based collection of research materials on the development and current disposition of martial music, with emphasis on fife, bugle, Baroque brass, Baroque flute, and rudimental percussion history and performance.

The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Historical Collection
Photographs, publications, recordings, personnel rosters, and other documents and items related to the history of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.

The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Production Archive
All music and drill currently being performed by The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and an archive of music and drill performed since 1960.

The AMFMCE provides military and civilian patrons with professional direction and assistance identifying and accessing the Center’s resources and services. On-site service is available by appointment only. Please contact us to inquire about the AMFMCE’s resources, or to make an appointment to visit the Center.

Staff Sergeant William Parks
Center Manager

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