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   The Colonial Musketeers Junior Fife and Drum Corps of Hackettstown, NJ was established in 1975 in honor of the United States Bicentennial. The corps' uniforms are reminiscent of those worn by the Continental Marines of 1776. The instruments they play are modern replicas of traditional colonial fifes and drums. The Colonial Musketeers play a wide range of historical music dating from the 1700s to the present and have performed all over the United States, Canada and abroad. The Colonial Musketeers have been dubbed "The Pride of Hackettstown" where they have come to symbolize what is best about the community, our history, and music.

   Some of the highlights of our performances are:

Performance at Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Ontario Canada

Performance at Ground Zero, NYC

Performances throughout Switzerland

"1776" Opening Night on Broadway

Halftime Show at West Point Military Academy

Historical Williamsburg

NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

Statue of Liberty Rededication

Constitution 200th Anniversary in Philadelphia

Desert Storm Tickertape Parade in NYC

First International Muster in London, England

Macy's 4th of July Parade in NYC

Halftime Show at Giants Stadium

Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan

National Muster in Washington, DC

   The Corps is opened to girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 21.  No musical experience is necessary.  We hire professional instructors to teach all levels from beginner to advanced.

   The Corps has a scholarship fund based on participation in Corps activities.  This grant is given back to the member upon graduation from high school.

   The Corps is a non-profit organization run by a board of trustees.  The only non-volunteers are the professional instructors hired for musical instruction.  The meetings of the Board are held every other month and notices are posted on the monthly calendar of events.

   Funding for the Corps comes through performing at parades, concerts, fundraising, and donations.

   The Corps practices every Friday evening from 7pm to 9:30pm in the Community Center on Main Street in Hackettstown, NJ.  The Corps provides all music lessons, marching instruction, uniforms, instruments, fun activities, and transportation.  The sign-up fee and the monthly dues are minimal.

 


Colonial Musketeers Fife & Drum Corps
Last Updated April 21, 2013
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