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50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary Weekend


     During the weekend of July 4-6, 2008, the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums celebrated its 50th anniversary in Williamsburg,Virginia.

     The Corps was formed in 1958 with a handful of fifers and drummers and has grown to over 100 active members in the Junior and Senior Corps. Over the years, nearly 1000 young men and women have passed through the ranks of in the Corps.

     There was a reception for alumni at Shield's Tavern on Friday, July 4, 2008, prior to the fireworks.  The alumni then  performed on Market Square prior to the 4th of July fireworks.  On July 5th there was a parade down the Duke of Gloucester Street.  The alumni fielded three separate corps for the parade. When combined with the present Junior and Senior Corps, this parade contained the most Colonial Williamsburg fifers and drummers ever to march through the Historic Area.

     On Saturday night, July 5th, there was a banquet for alumni and their families and special guests. The banquet was held in the Virginia Room at the recently re-built Williamsburg Lodge. Over 425 alumni and guest attended the banquet.  The banquet included recognition of seven individuals who were pillars in the founding and growth of the Corps: William D. (Bill) Geiger (accepted by his widow Mary Geiger); George Carroll; Herb Watson; William E. White; John C. Moon; Tim Sutphin; and Lance Pedigo.  The Tricorn Foundation supported the 50th anniversary weekend by providing the gifts for the seven persons recognized at the banquet.





2009 The Tricorn Foundation