Monday, August 13, 2007

I wish I had seen Yorktown when we visited Williamsburg

Several years ago, my husband and I visited Williamsburg and spent the day exploring the shops of the colonial artisans like the wigmaker and the gunsmith, the Governor's mansion, and the Legislative Assembly Hall. But there is so much to see in Williamsburg that we didn't have time to also explore Yorktown, site of the famous decisive battle of the American Revolution. There is a fife and drum corps that performs at Williamsburg and Yorktown that I had so wanted to see. I bought a Department 56 set of miniatures of them that I treasure but I would have liked to have seen them in person. Today, I was searching the internet for military music for a soundtrack for an educational podcast about the Civil War and stumbled across a link to a video of the Yorktown Fife and Drum Corps. I found it quite amazing and wish to share it:

2 comments:

Virginiatrumpeter said...

I have just sepnt 30 minutes trying to break through theGoogle Stuff, so pardon me if I am short.
The fifes and drums look and sound good, but they are not at Yorktown Virginia. They look to be at Ft. Louisburg, NS, or maybe even Ft. Ticonderoga. George P. Carroll was the Johhny Appleseed of high-quality fife and drum corps in the 1960s and 1970s... US Army Old Guard, Colonial Williamsburg, Walt DisneyWorld, Musick of Turkey Run Farm. And when we were at Ft. Louisburg some years ago, they said he helped them get started. After 1981, he focused on Civil War F&D in Md. Can you send me the url of the site where you found the Yorktown Fifes and Drums.

mharrsch said...

This well done video of the Fife and Drum Corps is directly available on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com