September 29, 2010

Fife and Drum Corps

The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps played at GermanFest on Saturday.

The Fife and Drum Corps is part of the U.S. Army's Old Guard which "conducts memorial affairs to honor our fallen comrades and ceremonies and special events to represent the Army."

The band's colorful uniforms are patterned after those worn by the musicians of Gen. George Washington's Continental Army. In those days, military musicians wore the reverse colors of the regiments. The uniform designed by General Washington included a blue coat lined with either red or white fabric.

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