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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





















2015 Parade and Event calendar

(Dates and times are subject to change)


May 2015:

Saturday, May 16th - The Gathering, Library Party, Wtby - 11:00am

Tuesday, May 19th - Annual Meeting - 8:00pm

Sunday, May 24 - Waterbury's Memorial Day Parade - 1:00pm.

Sunday, May 24 - Middlebury's Memorial Day Parade - 5:00pm.

Monday, May 25 - Derby/Shelton's Memorial Day Parade - 8:00am sharp for shuttle bus from WHFD

Monday, May 25 - Prospect's Memorial Day Parade - 1:00pm.

Monday, May 25 - Wolcott's Memorial Day Parade - 6:00pm. (tentative)

Saturday, May 30th - Oxford Fire Co. 75th Anniv. - 5:00pm


June 2015:

Saturday, June 13th - Blessing of the Fleet - Southport - 11:00am.

Sunday, June 28th - Barnam Festival, Bridgeport - 12:00pm


July 2015:

Saturday, July 4th - Fourth of July Celebration, Philadelphia, PA - 4:30am bus trip departure.

Saturday, July 11th - Unionville (Winsted FD) - 6:00pm

Tuesday, July 14th - 1st Congregational Church Concert - 6:00pm

Saturday, July 18th - Deep River Ancient Muster - 11:00am

Saturday, July 25th - East Hartland (Winsted FD) - 11:00pm


August 2015:

Saturday, Aug 22nd - Winsted FD Parade/Carvival - 5:00pm


September 2015:


October 2015:

Sunday, Oct 4th Apple Festival, Southington, CT - 2:00pm.

Sunday, Oct 11th Columbus Day Parade, East Haven - 1:00pm.

Saturday, Oct 17th - Pumpkin Festival - Prospect Green, Prospect - 5:30pm.


November 2015:


December 2015: