The Loyalist Fifes and Drums is a recreated fife and drum corps of the American Revolution period (1776-1784). The purpose of this group is to honour the important role played by Loyalists.
Most organisations have something they are trying to achieve and our group is no different. The following is the group's Mission Statement, which outlines our basic purpose.
The Loyalist Fifes and Drums is funded and operated by the U.E.L Heritage Centre & Park. The 72-acre historic site has been open to the public since 1956, and provides a fascinating look at early loyalist life.
During the American Revolution music played an important roll in operation of the army. In fact, without music, the army could not properly function.
Mike Putnam was born and raised near Hamilton Ontario...Andrea Putnam was born and raised in Kingston...
About Us - We are looking for new members...
Are you interested in learning a musical instrument?
Do you have an interest in history?
Would you like to travel and perform with a fun musical group?
The Loyalist Fifes and Drums might be for you…
Uniforms and performance instruments.
Travel and accommodations at community events and re-enactments across Ontario
Free professional music lessons by experienced musicians and a qualified music teacher.
A unique learning environment and a fun opportunity to be a part of an enthusiastic group of young people.
Up-front cost of $15 for fifers and $30 for drummers (which purchases your practice fife or drum sticks and practice pad, a music book, and a practice CD).
Monthly practices at the Adolphustown park , which include one on one and group lessons, marching drill and performance testing.
Regular “own time” practising (approximately three hours a week).
Must be physically able to wear wool uniforms in the hot weather, perform demanding military style drill, and walk several kilometres while playing a musical instrument.
Geared toward intermediate, high school and university aged students.