Practice Schedule

Our winter practice season begins Wed, Oct 17 and will continue until the Wednesday before the march to Concord on April 19. Starting Nov 7, 2018 our venue has been moved to the Ephraim Curtis Middle School at 22 Pratt's Mill Road. We will be using the chorus and band rooms.

School interior map

Park in the bus lot on the Pratts Mill side of the school and enter the building via the doors facing that lot. If the lot is full, you may park in the main parking area near the main school entrance, but you will need to walk around to the entrance doors facing the bus lot to get in. When you enter the school, the theater will be on your right, and the cafeteria with be in front of you. Take a right and walk down the hallway past the theater (toward the gym). Just after the theater is a hallway to the right where the band room is (Room 190). The Chorus room is right there at that intersection (Room 178).

Our regular schedule is:

Summer practice is at the Wayside Inn in colonial attire and includes a trip through the Inn to deafen the diners and knock over some chairs. We meet weekly from after the march on April 19 to the annual Faire and Muster the last Saturday in September. Sectional practice is in the parking lot behind the Inn and Companie practice is held on the front lawn. We generally retire within to the Old Bar for conversation and a few more tunes after practice.

Below is a list of the music we will be working on each week through Feb 27, with links to the sheet music. Note that "Combined" files include both fife and drum parts. Drum parts are available in either Up/Down or Right/Left notations.

Some sheet music is being reformatted for posting. We hope to have these pieces up Real Soon Now.

Please remember that memorization is to be done in your individual home practice so you are prepared to work on execution and expression at Companie practice.

The current practice list (below) is also available as a pdf
The drum line review schedule is in pdf format.

Jan 2    7:00 at Curtis Middle School   
Battle Hymn of the Republic (in the Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Bonaparte & Three Little Drummers Combined U/D Combined R/L
The Morpeth Rant Combined U/D Combined R/L
The Green Cockade (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
The Road to Boston (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Turnpike Bend Combined U/D Combined R/L
Germantown Hook & John with the Lt Brown Hair Combined U/D Combined R/L
Matthews Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Cold Frosty Standpiece
Jan 9    7:00 at Curtis Middle School   
Crown Point & Huntington Combined U/D Combined R/L
Gary Owen Combined U/D Combined R/L
Frog in the Well & Granny Will Your Dog Bite Combined U/D Combined R/L
Guideroy's Reel Combined U/D Combined R/L
Fischer's Hornpipe Combined U/D Combined R/L
Devil's Flute & O'Connor's QS Combined U/D Combined R/L
Billy Budd Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Rob Roy Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Cold Frosty Standpiece
Jan 16    7:00 at Curtis Middle School   
The Harriott Combined U/D Combined R/L
York Medley Combined U/D Combined R/L
Rakes of Mallow (in the Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
The Black Pearl Combined U/D Combined R/L
The Sentry Box (in the Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
The World Turned Upside Down (in the Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
After the Battle of Aughrim & Lilting Banshee
   (in Blue Hill SP)
Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Shotgun Medley Combined U/D Combined R/L
Cold Frosty Standpiece
Jan 23    7:00 at Curtis Middle School   
Seven Stars (in the Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Liberty II Medley Combined U/D Combined R/L
Paddy on the Handcar & Pigtown Fling Combined U/D Combined R/L
Ed Kellogg's QS Combined U/D Combined R/L
Jefferson and Liberty & the Black Watch Combined U/D Combined R/L
The Sea Wife & Walker Street Reel Combined U/D Combined U/D
Fifty Cents (drums Fancy 6/8) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Belle Isle Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Cold Frosty Standpiece
Jan 30    7:00 at Curtis Middle School   
The Girl I Left Behind Me (in the Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Sherman's March, followed by... Combined U/D Combined R/L
Marching Through Georgia Combined U/D Combined R/L
Whup Jamboree & Some Distance from Prussia Combined U/D Combined R/L
Sisters Jig (in the Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Hanover & Harum Scarum Combined U/D Combined R/L
Essence of Tampa & Bummer's Reel
   (in Mountain Dew Standpiece)
Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
The Mason's Apron Combined U/D Combined R/L
Captain Macintosh Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Closing (Shortened) Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Cold Frosty Standpiece
Feb 6    7:00 at Martha Mary Chapel, followed by 8:00 meeting at Wayside Inn re: bylaw proposals    
 
Feb 13    Annual Dinner at Wayside Inn   
 
Feb 20    7:00 at Martha Mary Chapel   
I'll Get Wedded in My Old Clothes Combined U/D Combined R/L
Grandfather's Clock Combined U/D Combined R/L
Mountain Dew & Oyster River HP Combined U/D Combined R/L
Soldiers of France Combined U/D Combined R/L
Yankee Ancient (in the Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Montezuma Combined U/D Combined R/L
Eel Pot Tavern & Stone's Mongrel Combined U/D Combined R/L
Brandywine Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Draft 111 Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Cold Frosty Standpiece
Feb 27    7:00 at Curtis Middle School   
Yorktown Combined U/D Combined R/L
Welcome Here Again (in the Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Catholic Boys, O'Sullivan's March & Munster Jig Combined U/D Combined R/L
The White Cockade (in the Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Far Down Combined U/D Combined R/L
Finnegan's Wake Fife
Billy Budd & Billy Bones Combined U/D Combined R/L
Belle of the Mohowak Vale & Nancy Hanks Combined U/D Combined R/L
Sea Medley Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Cold Frosty Standpiece