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Early U.S. Bands – Part 2

The Colonies Go To War

After the Boston Tea Party (1773), the British antagonized the colonists by closing the port of Boston. To improve their defenses and prepare for war, … Continue reading

Early U.S. Bands – Part 1

Pre-Revolutionary War

Prior to the Revolutionary War, colonists readily adapted to British military traditions and rapidly accepted England’s military ideas. They copied British militia organization, utilized British training manuals, and … Continue reading

A Soldier in the Revolutionary War – Part 3

Life in the Army

The drum controlled a soldier’s day. The fifers and drummers in each regiment played different tunes to tell the soldiers where they should be and what … Continue reading