Music Resources & Other Links


William Nevins, Army Regulations for Fife, Drum and Bugle  (adopted by Field Music 1st PRVC/Venture Crew 1861)

Bruce and Emmitt Fifer's and Drummer's Guide 
Col. H. C. Hart's New and Improved Instructor For The Drum
Sheet music at Village Volunteers Fife & Drum Corps 
US Army 3rd Regt, “The Old Guard” Fife and Drum Corps  

Fife and --more FDC music resources than you can imagine  

Vic Firth has a good drum rudiment tutor online

Music Resources - The National Civil War Field Music School




1st Reg't, United States Volunteers (USV) -our affiliated reenactment organization

Penna Reserve Volunteer Corps (PRVC, Inc.)- our home PRVC reenactment organization found on this website (navigation bar at left)

Patriot Daughters of Lancaster: Civil War Ladies Aid Society - as part of the Lancaster Co.Civil War Living History Association, this group sponsored our first activities as reenactors. Patriot Daughters can be found on this website (navagation bar at left)

American Living History Education Society (ALHES) -- GBPA affliated group providing living history and management for the GBPA Daniel Lady Farrm in Gettysburg  

Penna Reserves Historical Association  (a project begun by PRVC, Inc. --August Marchetti, historian and webmaster)

Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA) - home of Gettysburg's Historic Daniel Lady Farm and BSA Venture Crew 1861's chartering organiztion (a 501c3 nonprofit organization) 

The Company of Fifers and Drummers 

Boy Scouts of America, New Birth of Freedom Council

Boy Scout Troop 53 Maytown PA- previous home of the FDC

James R. Beeghley, Ed.D. --friend and fifer--  "Teaching the Civil War with Technology"  webpage & blog 

Donald Heminitz, Venture Crew 53 Fife Instructor Emeritus  

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Camp19-- supporters of ours

Vince Slough -- friend and supporter-- "Lancaster at War" webpage and blog 



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The Regimental Quartermaster Steinwehr Avenue Gettysburg PA;    717-338-1850


The Homefront Gettysburg Sutler Village Shops, 777 Baltimore St Gettysburg, PA 17325; (717) 338-1776  ~1st PRVC Field Music Discount~ 


Federal Infantry Trousers by Chris Sullivan -Schuylkill Arsenal pattern - and great consignment items

Stony Brook Company, Oswego NY   


Canteens & tinware by Axel Ulrich, Hellam PA (authentic, handmade and safe)

stamped “A Ulrich” available at many quality sutlers; also on facebook: Ulrich's Tin Shop


Period correct material by Pat Kline we use for canteen covers and table coverings etc

Family Heirloom Weavers, Red Lion PA


FIFES: “Model F fifes” and fife cleaning supplies, etc. from Ed Boyle, Phila PA,

Fife sales and useful info at 


DRUMS: most of our corps-owed Civil War drums are made by Jim Florance

Florance Drum Company, Honesdale PA


Drum sticks- Cooperman's Connecticut Drummer and Parley models are popular.  Also our source for the student fifes we keep on hand. (Some of our members also own Cooperman's top-of-the-line, rope-tensioned drums )

Cooperman Fife & Drum Co., Bellows Falls, VT


As always, 1st PRVC musicians and their families should talk to Mike Cassidy before making expensive purchases; there is a lot of junk out there and we often have a connection to make a quality purchase more affordable.   See our "Uniforms and Instruments" page for more information.