Welcome to The Field Music School and HarmoniCon!


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    Photo from Fife Mojo Workshop 2009

    HarmoniCon!


    November 5-7, 2021

    Yorktown, VA


    Returning for a second year, 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!




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    Civil War Field Music School


    June 2022

    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!


Because of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, the June 2021 Field Music School has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for more information concerning June 2022's event. Also, check out our other event, HarmoniCon!




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 Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg, and the Fifes and Drums of York Town. 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!