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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)


April 2015:


May 2015:

Sunday, May 9th - Burning of the Ships,  Essex - 2:00pm.

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)

June 2015:

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


July 2015:

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

August 2015:


September 2015:


October 2015:

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

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


November 2015:


December 2015: