New Recruit night is held annually.
Auditions are NOT required! In fact, most new members have no musical experience at all. We teach how to play fifes and drums, as well as how to read music notation and basic music theory. Most new recruits who join are between 10 and 12 years old, and have completed the fourth grade.
Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 5 30 to 8 p.m. at Church Of The Woods in Lake Arrowhead. Corps members learn and practice marching, join music classes and sectional rehearsals learning to play their instruments, and perform historic musical pieces, and learn music history.
All members are required to attend rehearsals, be on time, practice daily, come prepared, be respectful of each other and their instructors, and follow the Mountain Fifes & Drums code of conduct. If your child will miss a rehearsal, we ask that your child call Mrs. Hatch or Mr. Wilhite by 4 p.m. Monday before rehearsal. We follow the Rim Unified Schools holiday and snow day schedules.
Our repertoire is composed of 18th and 19th century martial music. Our goal is to perform this music on authentic reproductions of the instruments of that period. We wear colonial style uniforms from George Washington’s continental line.