Welcome to The Field Music School and HarmoniCon!


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    Civil War Field Music School


    June 5-7, 2020

    Fort McHenry, Baltimore, MD


    Going since 2001, live like a Civil War musician in this immersive weekend of fife, drum, and bugle. For ages 11 and up.


    Click here to learn more!


Due to to the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, the June 2020 Field Music School has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for more information concerning June 2021's event. Also, check out our new event, HarmoniCon!




    Photo from Fife Mojo Workshop 2009

    HarmoniCon!


    November 6-8, 2020

    Yorktown, VA


    New for 2020, HarmoniCon embraces our musical and historical heritage by providing an educational weekend for all ages to explore, share and learn the ancient and modern music of the fifes and drums. For ages 11 and up and no historic uniforms required!


    Click here to learn more!




The 2020 Field Music School is presenting two events for the first time: the Civil War Field Music School in June at Fort McHenry and HarmoniCon in November in Southeastern, Virginia in Yorktown and Williamsburg. The Field Music School is sponsored by the Lambertville Living History Association and the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, and has also recently gained the support of the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg and the Fifes and Drums or Yorktown. On this website you will find much information about the history of field musicians; the history of the 19th century Army school of music on Governors Island in NY Harbor; countless resources for fifers, drummers, and buglers; bios of the outstanding instructors and staff who will be leading the two events; registration forms; and guidelines to help you prepare for your arrival and participation. Field musicians ages 11 through adult are welcome, and there are also opportunities for volunteers.

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!