Practice Schedule

Our winter practice season begins Wed, Oct 2, 2019 and will continue until the Wednesday before the march to Concord on April 19. We meet at the Ephraim Curtis Middle School at 22 Pratt's Mill Road, 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 winter 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 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.

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 color of the tune titles below reflect their difficulty/priority level for fifes: black is most basic, green intermediate, red most challenging. Ratings may change from week to week as a tune becomes more familiar.

The current practice list (below) is also available as a pdf

Mar 18    CANCELLED   
Sisters Jig (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Sisters Jig (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Fifty Cents Combined U/D Combined R/L
World Turned Upside Down (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
The White Cockade (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Whup Jamboree & Some Distance from Prussia Combined U/D Combined R/L
The Black Pearl Combined U/D Combined R/L
Belle Isle Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Matthews Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Downhill Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Mar 25    CANCELLED   
Road to Boston (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Grandfather's Clock Combined U/D Combined R/L
Seven Stars (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Yorktown Combined U/D Combined R/L
Hanover & Harum Scarum Combined U/D Combined R/L
Devil's Flute & O'Connor's QS Combined U/D Combined R/L
The Concord Police Combined U/D Combined R/L
Belle Isle Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Downhill Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
April 1    CANCELLED   
Welcome Here Again (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Rakes of Mallow (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Liberty Medley II Combined U/D Combined R/L
Belle of the Mohawk Vale & Nancy Hanks Combined U/D Combined R/L
Essence of Tampa & Bummers Reel (in Mtn Dew standpiece) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Paddy on the Handcar & Pigtown Fling Combined U/D Combined R/L
Far Down Combined U/D Combined R/L
The Closing shortened standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Downhill Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
April 8    7:00 Location TBA   
The Green Cockade (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Germantown Hook & John with the Light Brown Hair Combined U/D Combined R/L
Mountain Dew & Oyster River HP Combined U/D Combined R/L
Catholic Boys, O'Sullivan's March & Munster Jig Combined U/D Combined R/L
The Happy Fifer Combined U/D Combined R/L
Hanover & Harum Scarum Combined U/D Combined R/L
Eel Pot Tavern & Stone's Mongrel Combined U/D Combined R/L
The Concord Police Combined U/D Combined R/L
Brandywine Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Downhill Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Apr 15    7:00 Location TBA   
The White Cockade (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
World Turned Upside Down (in Acorn Book) Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Captain Mackintosh Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Matthews Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Belle Isle Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Billy Budd SP Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Rob Roy Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Sea Medley Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Mountain Dew Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
Downhill Standpiece Fife Drum U/D Drum R/L
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