NEW BERN, N.C. - July 11, 2019
The Fifes and Drums of York Town will perform at Tryon Palace on Friday, July 19. At 11:30 a.m., The Fifes and Drums of York Town will begin their march down the Grand Allée to the Tryon Palace South Lawn for their performance. This performance is free to visitors with a One-Day, Gardens, or Galleries pass to Tryon Palace.
According to the Fifes and Drums of York Town, "The Fifes and Drums of York Town was formed for the American Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. Today they continue their mission to recruit youth between the age of 10 and 18 and train them in the rudiments and drill of 18th Century field music. A typical performance season consists of approximately 80 shows, many of which are conducted for the National Park Service and York County, as well as various historic venues along our Eastern seaboard including Mount Vernon, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Valley Forge Pennsylvania, West Point, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts. Our members dress in period uniforms. The goal of all members is to promote into the Senior Corps and wear the red regimental uniform reminiscent of the uniform worn by 18th century musicians who served in the Continental Army in Yorktown, Virginia...where Freedom was Won!"
Learn more about the Fifes and Drums of York Town by visiting their website at https://www.fifes-and-drums.org/index.php
One-Day, Gardens, and Galleries passes to Tryon Palace can be purchased at the North Carolina History Center or at the Waystation on the corner of George and Pollock streets. Passes for the Palace are included with a Tryon Palace Foundation membership.