Performance Requirements Banner
Home About Media Learn Request Careers
 

Performance Requirements

The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps offers a wide variety of performances by which to experience the sights and sounds of our earliest patriots. From intimate small performances of our Historic Music Ensembles to arena-sized presentations seen in Military Tattoos, there is something to fit your venue and distinct performance requirements. In addition to an overview of our shows below, please take a minute to visit our Performance Capabilities page which details each performance.

Performance Type Number of Performers Space Required Additional Requirements
Colors Presentation 3 Performers (2 Fifes, 1 Snare Drum)
N/A
Colors Team *
National Anthem 16 Performers (8 Fifes, 4 Bugles, 2 Snare Drums, 1 Bass Drum, Drum Major) 25 feet wide by 25 feet deep, minimum
N/A
Parade 22 Performers (8 Fifes, 8 Bugles, 3 Snare Drums, 2 Bass Drums, Drum Major) Street width of at least 25 feet. Military Bands are traditionally in the beginning of the parade.
12-Soldier Show 12 Performers (4 Fifes, 4 Bugles, 2 Snare Drums, 1 Bass Drum, Drum Major, Announcer) 25 feet wide by 25 feet deep Amplification for Announcer **
22-Soldier Show 22 Performers (8 Fifes, 8 Bugles, 3 Snare Drums, 2 Bass Drum, Drum Major, Announcer) 80 feet wide by 60 feet deep Amplification for Announcer **
33-Soldier Show *** 33 Performers (12 Fifes, 12 Bugles, 5 Snare Drums, 3 Bass Drum, Drum Major, Announcer) 80 feet wide by 100 feet deep Amplification for Announcer **
Historical Trumpet Ensemble 3-4 Trumpeters 20 feet wide by 15 feet deep
N/A
Historical Flute Ensemble 3-4 Flutists 20 feet wide by 10 feet deep
N/A
Sounds of Liberty Presentation 6 Performers (2 Fifes/Flutes, 2 Bugles/Trumpets, 1 Sanre Drum, 1 Bass Drum, Announcer) 25 feet wide by 15 feet deep This performance requires audio/visual capabilities as well as amplification for announcer. Please contact our Education Department to learn more.
Special Performances Requirements as determined by requestor. Please contact the Fife and Drum Corps' Operations Office to discuss special performance requests.
* 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.
** The Corps provides an announcer for Small Team and Large Team Show performances. Arrangements should be made for proper amplification for the announcer.
*** This performance is reserved for extremely large venues and requires special approval.

Inclement Weather

Unfortunately, the Corps cannot perform outdoors in inclement weather due to the risk of damaging our instruments and uniforms. If there is no indoor, or otherwise sheltered, performance venue, the Corps will not be able to perform.

Questions?

Should you have any questions about the performances outlined above, please contact our Operations Supervisor, Master Sergeant Matthew Ball at 703-696-3353.

 
     
Contact UsFrequently Asked QuestionsFamily ReadinessWeb Use PoliciesThe United States ArmyJoint Base Myer - Henderson Hall3rd United States Infantry Regiment The Old GuardMilitary District of Washington Army Music The United States Army