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)

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) -the Venture Crew'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.