Becoming a Member
The Company of Fifers & Drummers, Inc. is non-profit corporation founded in 1965 to perpetuate the historical significance and folk traditions of American Field Music and to foster the spirit of fellowship among all fifers and drummers. Membership revenue is a primary revenue source, and The Company relies upon both Individual and Corps membership dues to fund the programs it provides and maintain the Museum.
Individual and Life Membership is open to anyone who enjoys fife & drum music and includes online access to members-only content.
You can apply for membership, or renew an existing membership in The Company by:
- Mail – make payment by check
Online – make payment through PayPal
Annual Membership Rates
|Type of Membership||Rate|
|Fife & Drum Corps||$100|
In addition to annual memberships, The Company offers a Life Membership for $1,000.
The mission statement found in the Company of Fifers and Drummers Constitution states, in part, “The Company seeks: To perpetuate the American Heritage of fife and drum music; To encourage the development of young fifers and drummers; To develop a broader understanding among units for the great variety of musical persuasions within the framework of fife and drum; To establish a permanent Archives and Museum to chronicle the development of fife and drum… ; To identify, collect, and preserve historical artifacts and music related to fifes and drums and their use”.
Our dues, along with other fund-raising projects are dedicated to paying for all of these lofty and worthy objectives. The many individuals who keep this organization moving forward are, without exception, volunteers from within our own ranks. It is important to keep in mind that your dues are providing much needed financial support for The Company of Fifers and Drummers. You also become eligible to attend and participate in our Quarterly meetings, run for office, etc.
One only has to stand in the main hall of our Museum of Fife and Drum, to gain a full appreciation for what has been done by all who have gone before us and given so freely of their time, talents, and money. We appreciate your membership and sincerely hope you will continue to enjoy it for many, many years to come... It is a good thing.