On Sunday I came home from a week of fife and drum. I went to a fife and drum camp from Tuesday to Friday where I fifed for more than 6 hours every day. On Saturday I played at the Deep River Muster( a muster is where several fife and drum corps get together to perform for each other outside). I really love the fife and drum community because everyone is really accepting and caring. In fife and drum, everyone knows the same 30-40 (or more) tunes so at the end of any event everyone from the different corps gets together to play and it's really magical to me.
Our end of camp performance.
at the parade
This is the group I want to join after I grow out of the group I am in now. They're so perfect gah. I'm so excited I am going to get the fife they play as a super super early Christmas present really soon.
The Ancient Mariners. They play pirate music and are crazy and shoot cannons and muskets really loudly and are crazy and at the end of their performance they have the "prisoner" chase some random audience member all around the field and then they drag the prisoner all over the muster field. But they're really nice I remember once one of the came up to us before we were about to go on and fist bumped each one of us.
This part is my favorite. It's called F Troop. After a group finishes the parade they can choose to walk back to the end and play in one huge mishmash of all the groups. With like 5 bajillion million fifes and drums. I love standing close to the drums and feeling all the vibrations.
(She's really nice)
At every muster they hand the leader a muster ribbon. I actually don't know where my group puts all their muster ribbons...
Me and my sister after the parade.