Welcome to the Civil War School of Music

A Field Music School for Fife, Drum, and Bugle



To register as a musician, go to Musician Registration


To register as a volunteer, instructor, or staff member, go to Staff and Volunteer Registration

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Civil War School of Music


June 22, 2024

Gettysburg, PA


Join us for a full-day workshop resembling a Civil War school of music, modeled on the School of Practice, Governors Island, New York, circa 1861. Participants will have the chance to learn from some of the best field musicians in Civil War living history.

The event will take place at Adams County Historical Society's Beyond the Battle Museum in Gettysburg, PA.


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The Field Music School Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is supported by Retro Daddio, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg, the Fifes and Drums of York Town, Musique Morneaux, Loyal Drums, and many more sponsors.


On this website you will find bios of the outstanding staff and instructors who will be leading and presenting, a proposed weekend schedule, registration forms, and guidelines to help you prepare for your arrival and participation. Fifers and drummers ages 12 through adult and beginner through advanced skill levels are all welcome!


Please take some time to look around, read the information that's posted, and let us know if you have any questions via our contact page. We look forward to seeing you!