Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Fife and Drum muster at Wayside Inn


  On Saturday 25 September Janine and I went to the annual Fife and Drum muster at the Wayside Inn at Sudbury Massachusetts.  This was the 50th anniversary muster and it was outstanding getting together again after missing last year due to covid.   The weather was great, there was cold draft beer available and plenty of great Fife and Drum groups.


The muster field opens about 10:00 am.  Once you arrive to watch fund a patch of ground to set up on for the day.  

  There are various vendors selling crafts and such.  One vender made toy soldiers out of clothes pins!  And he hand made A really neat castle also.  

 During the morning there are also some demonstrations like 18th century military drill and dancing. 

Middlesex Fife and Drum 

 At 12:00 A grand parade is held where all groups present march onto the field and pass in review.

The Ancient Mariners

Stowe Minute Men

The Old Guard (3rd US Infantry)

William Diamond Junior High School Fife and Drum Corps.

Grand Republic

For the remainder of the day each group gets to perform.  They set up in the center of the field and are in the spot light.  

After that is over a few individuals get together and jam together.  That is great fun.

A bunch of friends I have not seen in over twenty years!

Fritz meets up with his old friend

And a chance to see old friends again after a long time.  It was a wonderful time and wonderful day.  I am already looking forward to next year.


See you next year!


  1. That looks like an excellent day out and so nice to meet up with friends after such a long time and after Covid restrictions of course!

  2. It was a most enjoyable day. And yes, to be able to get out and see people again is wonderful. After this past year I will never take things like this lightly.

  3. I'm going to have to watch for this event next year.

  4. A perfect day for this so wonderful meeting! A lot of enjoyment must have had! Wish I were there!

  5. Looks good - greetings from Sudbury, Suffolk to Sudbury, Mass ūüėĄ

  6. I was expecting re enactors but looks like it was a "band" competition? Very reminiscent of Pipe Band competitions I have attended here in NZ!