Music of the Battlefields: Fife and Drum Music of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars

Tri-Percussion (Master Teaching Artist) (Lighton Prize) [ view artist bio ]

Music of the Battlefields:Fife and Drum Music of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars




Before the advent of sophisticated, high-tech communications, there was the music of the fife and drum.  This music was used to signal soldiers in battle, to set the mood for ceremonies, and to raise the spirits of soldiers and citizens alike.  Tri-Percussion (with fifer!) brings history to life through music with stories, characters, and replica instruments of the times.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at

Grade Levels: 4,5,6,7,8

Fees: $484 for 1 performance; $729 for 2 or more performances on the same day / The break between performances must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 250

Availability: Wednesdays preferred, other days available upon request.

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: Music of the Battlefields TPG

Requirements: Two microphones with stands; PA system; chalk; chalkboard with eraser.

Standards: 5.4 5.4 Understands the technological, social, and strategic aspects of the Civil War.5.5 & 13.1

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