The Official Fife and Drum Corps of the State of Tennessee
The Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps is a group of talented musicians who recreate the sights and sounds of 18th century colonial America with martial and traditional music of the period. The group is comprised of individuals from the Elizabethton/Carter County area and surrounding communities.
The WVF&D is headquartered at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton, Tennessee where they serve as field musicians for the park’s living history organization, the Washington County Regt. NC Militia. Not only does the group share music of the colonial era, but also takes every opportunity to educate and engage the public in the Revolutionary and colonial history of the Northeast Tennessee region.
If you are interested in being a part of this fine group, visit one of their practices held at 10 am each Saturday morning at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.
The Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. This group is open to anyone ages 9 & up. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary; just come with a willingness to learn.
Meet our volunteer coordinator John Large at the Sycamore Shoals Visitors Center. Lessons are free of charge, just call and let us know you’re coming!