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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





















2018 Parade and Event calendar

(Dates and times are subject to change)

Thurs 4/26 Old Timers at Landcraft TBA
Tues 5/8 Uniform inspection 7PM
Friday 5/11 Rotella School History of the Band 9:30AM
Saturday 5/12 Essex Buring of the Ships 50th Anniv 2PM
Tuesday 5/15 Annual Meeting 8PM
Saturday 5/19 Curtiss Wedding Hotckiss Hose in Woodbury 3PM?
Sunday 5/27 Memorial Day Parade, Waterbury CT 1PM
Sunday 5/27 Memorial Day Parade, Middlebury,CT 5PM
Monday 5/28 Memorial Day Parade Derby Shelton,CT 9AM
Monday 5/28 Memorial Day Parade, Prospect, CT 1PM
Monday 5/28 Memorial Day Parade, Wolcott,CT 6PM
Sunday 6/10 Black Rock Day Parade Bridgeport Noon
Sat 6/16 Blessing of the Fleet - Southport 11AM
Wednesday 7/4 July 4th Philadelphia 11AM
Friday 7/13 Patriot's National Muster TBA
Sat 7/14 Patriot's National Parade TBA
Sat 7/14 Winsted Fireman's Parade 6PM
Tuesday 7/10 1st Congregational Summer Concert 6PM
Saturday 7/21 Deep River Muster 11AM
Saturday 7/28 Ashland, New Hampshire 10AM
Sunday 9/2 Goshen Fair TBA
Saturday 9/15 Watertown Festival 4ish
Saturday 9/22 150th Anniversary Chester Fife and Drum 11AM


Also upcoming - Details to follow:

Concert with 102nd Army Band , Naugatuck green

Grove Beach Assoc Parade , Wolcott

Band Clambake, Loft

Apple Harvest Festival Parade. Southington