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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

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

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


August 2016:

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

Saturday, Aug 8th - Bantam Fireman's Parade - TBD

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

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

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



September 2016:

Sunday, Sept 4th - Goshen Fair Labor Day Weekend - 11:00am

Sat, Sept 11st - AOH Picnic ( Honoring 9/11) - TBD

Saturday, Sept 21th - The Gathering, Library Park Waterbury - TBD


October 2016:

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

Sat, Oct 8th - Mattatuck Golf Tournament, Farmington GC 8:00am

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


November 2016:

CT Veterans Day Parade , Hartford - TBD


December 2016:

Seymour Christmas Parade - 2:00pm