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PHOTOS: William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps Hosts Tattoo and Muster Events in Collaboration with Lex250 Celebrations

On Friday, May 3, four featured fife and drum corps, including the William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps, The Musick of Prescott’s Battalion, Connecticut Patriots Fife and Drum Corps and the Stony Creek Fife and Drum Corps marched from the Depot Square in Lexington to the Battle Green. A military song performance, called a tattoo, was held, consisting of Revolution-era music by lantern light. The Lexington Minute Men Presented Colors. 

On Saturday, May 4, a total of 28 fife and drum corps from six states marched from Militia Drive along Worthen Road to Hastings Park.

A free afternoon of fife and drum music from the 18th century and beyond followed the march. In addition to the parade, there were vendors selling replica colonial-period goods as well as 18th-century encampment demonstrations. 

Individual performances, called “Stand Pieces,” were performed by the corps groups and continued throughout the afternoon.