North Carolina Volunteers Fife & Drum Corps

Music, History, & Marching Precision

If you have a passion for music and/or the history of the American Revolution and you live in central North Carolina then look no further. We are always recruiting people interested in recreating the music of the American Revolution.

Who can join?

Anyone with an interest or who wants to learn and recreate the field music of the Revolution. Membership is is open to anyone 10 years of age and older. Membership dues are $30 per month or $25 per month for families with multiple members.

Commitment

We practice every Saturday 9am-11am at our warehouse located at 1580 King Mill Road Four Oaks. This location is not climate controlled so dress for the temperature. Members are also expected to practice on their own time. We recommend 15 minutes every day even if it is only practicing fingerings. 

Uniforms and equipment are mostly provided. The corps has two uniforms: historical and modern. 

The historical uniform consists of black orthodox shoes, buff (khaki) pants, black gaiters, white colonial shirt, blue hunting shirt, white belt, black cravat, and black cocked hat. All you need to supply are the shoes and pants.

The modern uniform consists of black orthodox shoes, navy blue pants, white belt, white button down dress shirt and 8-point uniform hat. The hat and belt are provided.

Accoutrements are issued on an as need basis. Such equipment includes haversack, fife case, sash, etc.

Instruments

Instruments are provided. New members are issued a plastic fife. Once you ready to commit funds we recommend purchasing a Model F 6-hole fife.

Rope tension snare drums and pass drums are provided. However, drummer will need to purchase a practice pad and sticks. Bass drummers are provided mallets. 

Other equipment that members will want include a collapsible music stand, a 1-2 inch  3-ring binder, sheet protectors, and two 8x10 inch sheets of plexiglass which can be found at Lowes.

Non-Musicians

Color Guard

Besides musicians we also have a color guard who carry flags and muskets in parades.

Parents

Parents are welcomed to volunteer and help chaperone events.