We welcome all children ages 8-18! Fife and drum is a great way to learn an instrument, receive musical instruction, and have fun with other young people.
Young people are welcome to join throughout the year.
Joining is so easy. Come to an open house or come to Visitor Night. Visitor Night is the first Thursday of each month. Click on "Visit Us" to find our location. (WE HAVE NO REHEARSAL ON JULY 5, JULY 19, OR AUGUST 23.)
Then, let us know that you are interested in joining. You can tell us in person at Visitor Night or email us to let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org. This way, we will be ready to teach your child.
When you email, let us know which instrument your child has chosen: snare drum, bass drum, or fife. We'll tell you where to purchase starter instruments. Drummers need drum pads and drum sticks. Fifers need a very inexpensive plastic fife that you buy from us. Please don't buy your plastic fife on Amazon or in another place as the quality is usually very bad.
Then, you simply bring your child to rehearsals at 7pm on Thursday nights at the Ithaca VFW, 423 West State Street, Ithaca. Easy!