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"

Upcoming Parades & Events

Here is a list of upcoming events and parades for the 2019 season. Hope to see you there. For more info click the 2019 "Parade calendar"

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 250-year old history and music of the Mattatuck Drum Band







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.

During its more than 250-year history, the Band has made thousands of turn-outs for Patriotic, Political, Historical, Military, Religious functions of National, State and Local importance. The Band had played at dedications of Monuments, Anniversary Celebrations of towns thru out New England and the country.



News and information

The Mattatuck Band has received a new shipment of our "Ancient Thunder" CDs . Order today and enjoy a historical narriative of the 250-year old history and music of the Mattatuck Drum Band