The John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps
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The John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps was the idea of Dr. Wendell Dobbs and his wife, Linda, both professors in the department of music. They approached Dr. Alan Gould, director of the John Deaver Drinko Academy at Marshall, and he coordinated fundraising efforts to absorb the group’s startup costs and make the John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps a reality.
The John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps wear Revolutionary War era uniforms created locally by Magic Makers Costumes and perform on McDonagh fifes and rope drums similar to those used in Washington. Their music is from the era of Chief Justice John Marshall. Members of the corps are students and teachers in the department of music.
Fife, drum, historical music, military music, 18th century
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Dobbs, Wendell, "The John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps" (2012). All Performances. 3.