Calendar of Events 2017

2006 Season Winds Up

What a season! The Corps first year was a tremendous success. All acounts are positive, and we have begun winter practices in preperation for another year of fifing and drumming.
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Fergus Highland Games

On August 10th 2007, the Fifes and Drums performed at the Fergus Games Tattoo. Along with such big names as the 48th Highlanders and the band of the Royal Canadian Regiment.
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2007 Fife and Drum Muster at Fort George

August 18th through 20th the Loyalist Fifes and Drums attended the Fife and Drum Muster at Fort George (Niagara-on-the-Lake). Still the ‘newbie’ group, this was our second year attending the Muster and we’ve come far since then.
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Thornhill Parade 2007

The Loyalist Fifes & Drums marched in the Thornhill Parade in September 2007. (includes YouTube video links!)
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Loyalist Fifes & Drums - Fort Henry Video

The Loyalist Fifes & Drums played a packed fort in Kingston - this is the video.
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News - Under the Redcoat at Colonial Williamsburg


Drums beating "To Arms" at final parade
On June 28th and 29th, the Loyalist Fifes and Drums made the long trek to Virginia to participate in the unique living history event called "Under the Redcoat" at Colonial Williamsburg.

Under the Redcoat is a 'by invitation only' event, which brings together some of the hobby’s most elite units to portray the monotonous duties of the British army. We participated in the taking of the city, daily duty calls, guard duty, Sunday church service and the march out of town. In spite of the more tedious nature of some of the weekend's duties, The Drums found additional means of diversion. Watching the senior corps of Williamsburg Fifes and Drums at one of their practices was one of the highlights of the weekend. As one of the finest Fife and Drum corps in the world, LFD members were suitably impressed and inspired. Members also explored the town, jumping for adventure arresting (disappointingly harmless) escapees who snuck past the guards.

The Drums played a prominent role throughout the weekend. As the largest musical unit in attendance, The Loyalist Fifes and Drums enjoyed the opportunity to practice their repertoire and prove that being young does not mean members are not up to the task. One of the highlights was beating Taptoo down the Duke of Gloucester Street on Saturday evening, where we stopped at each pub along the way to call out the soldiers to return back to camp. We were led by torchbearers and accompanied by the Sergeant Major, followed by some of the rowdy tavern patrons being led back. Full uniforms in the evening after a hot day dazzled all who watched.

Colonial Williamsburg was a more than spectacular site. Surrounded by restored historic buildings and streets complete with cavalry and carriages, the large camp fell nicely into place. All members slept in their tents in town: accurate to the period down to the bedding and dampened shirts in the corner. Tourists were, of course, welcome in camp to observe, photograph and ask as many questions as desired. The garrisoned units added to the active feel of the already animated site.

The weekend was the hottest "Under the Redcoat" event ever. The temperature reached 104 degrees before accounting for the humidity. Needless to say, canteens were kept full, and plenty of fluids kept members on their feet without any heat related incidents. This is not including an accidental heat-induced full-corps slumber party that ended abruptly when members were suddenly surrounded by patriots as they dozed. No one was injured.

Despite the extreme heat the corps played well, and left looking forward to the next pilgrimage back to this incredible location.