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The Mattatuck Drum Band is the oldest fife and drum band in the United States with continuous membership since it was organized in 1767. It is a senior ancient band whose members seek to perpetuate the music, traditions, and heritage of the founders of the State and Country. For more info click the "Home Page"

Our History

The band was organized in Farmingbury, Connecticut which later became the town of Wolcott. Its purpose was to provide martial music. For more info click "Our History"

Photos & Videos

View a slideslide show of our past performances or view one of the many YouTube videos of parades and events. For more info click "View Photos"

"Ancient Thunder" CD

Enjoy a historical narrative of the 225-year old history and music of the Mattatuck Drum Band





















2016 Parade and Event calendar

(Dates and times are subject to change)


May 2016:

Saturday, May 14th - Burning of the Ships, Essex - 2:00pm

Tuesday, May 17th - Annual Meeting - 8:00pm

Sunday, May 29 - Waterbury's Memorial Day Parade - 1:00pm step off

Sunday, May 29 - Middlebury's Memorial Day Parade - 5:00pm step off

Monday, May 30 - Derby/Shelton's Memorial Day Parade - 9:00am sharp

Monday, May 30 - Prospect's Memorial Day Parade - 1:00pm

Monday, May 30 - Wolcott's Memorial Day Parade - 6:00pm step off

June 2016:

Saturday, June 18th - Blessing of the Ships, Southport - 11:00am

July 2016:

Sunday, July 3rd - Wolcott Monument Ceremony - 12:00 noon

Monday, July 4th - Philadelphia 4th of July Parade - Bus Trip

---------------------- Unionville Fireman's Parade - TBD

Tuesday, July 12th - First Congregational Church concert, Wtby - 6:00pm

Saturday, July 16th - Deep River Muster - 11:00am

---------------------- East Hartland Fireman's Parade - 6:00pm

August 2016:

Saturday, Aug 6th - Holderness New Hampshire, Bus trip - Details to follow

----------------------- Clam Bake - TBD

----------------------- Winsted Firmena's Parade - TBD

----------------------- Grove Beach Association Parade - 11:00am

---------------------- Goshen Fair Labor Day Weekend - 11:00am

September 2016:

Saturday, Sept 24th - The Gathering, Library Park Waterbury - TBD

October 2016:

Saturday, Oct 2nd - Apple Festival, Southington - 2:00pm

---------------------- - Columbus Day Parade - Details to follow

Saturday, Oct 15h - Pumpkin Festival, Prospect - 5:45pm