Join Our Civil War Musicians!
MUSICIANS WANTED! Fife, Drum & Bugle etc.
As a practical matter, fifers play other instruments and are trained on fife by the corps. Most drummers have some training, or are taking lessons, in rudimentary drumming (marching snare or bass). Buglers usually play trumpet or other brass as their first instrument. In the past, some members of the corps played violin, guitar, tin flute or othe intruments appropriate in a Civil War camp band.
While the Crew is chartered by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA) and often holds practices in Maytown (Lancaster Co.) or Harrisburg, current members hail from Berks, Centre, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York Counties in Pennsylvania. The Crew participates in a number of events in Gettysburg with the GBPA each year as part of its extensive performance and reenactment schedule.
Youth members ages 11-20 may join our Civil War musicians through any of these groups:
BSA VENTURE CREW 1861
Young Adults ~boys & girls, ages 13 though 20~ and completed 8th grade.
ANY BOY SCOUT TROOP
Boys ages 11 years and older (or Webelos in some circumstances) with musical interest may participate as a FDC member.
--->Scouts maintain their Troop affiliation!
AND OTHERS, please contact us!
Michael Cassidy, Venture Crew 1861 Advisor
P.O. Box 63, Maytown PA 17550
Ph. 717-426-3941; Cell# 717-368-1235