The stirring sounds of the 1800s are brought to life by the Civil War Troopers through their unique and
contemporary arrangements of 19th Century field music.
Founded in 1982, the Troopers perform in parades, musters and at festivals
throughout the Hudson Valley and the New England states. They have appeared in
halftime shows at West Point and on television's popular morning show Good
Day, New York.
Through their performances, the Troopers strive to foster an
appreciation of fife and drum music. To educate the public about the history and
traditions of American field music, they host an annual Muster, bringing fife
and drum corps from New England and other states together to "muster on the
village green" in a tradition dating back to colonial times.
Membership in the Civil War Troopers is open to all who
enjoy music, friendship, and good old-fashioned family fun. No experience is
necessary! We provide uniforms, instruments and complete training free of
charge. Fife & Drum Corps is a great way to make new
friends, learn new skills, and participate in a wholesome family activity. This
is something the entire family can enjoy together!
The Troopers rehearse on Thursday nights from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the
Lee Road School in Cornwall, NY. For information about joining the corps, contact Rick
McDonald, 845-534-5885 or