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Fifes and Drums Multimedia


The Sound of Battle: CW’s Fifes and Drums

June 8, 2015

The piercing fife, the thundering drum: both can be heard over the din of battle, making them a crucial means of communication for commands like parley, cease fire, and retreat. How does this combination work?

Through the Ranks

February 16, 2015

A new web features follows an entering class of Fifers and Drummers on their journey through the ranks.