Welcome to Drum Taps in Dixie!

An Authentic Field Music School for Fife, Drum, and Bugle

Drum Taps in Dixie!

May 5-7, 2023

Marbury, Alabama

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We would like to welcome you to the 2023 Field Music School (FMS). We are excited to offer the first field music school in the Southeast since the days of George Carroll. We have assembled an outstanding musical faculty and staff for the weekend! Plus, an amazing group of civilian volunteers who will be supporting the event.

The schedule of this immersive weekend event will be regulated entirely by bugle, fife and drum. During the course of the School participants will receive approximately 8 hours of intensive musical instruction, classes and workshops all pertaining to improving the impression of a Civil War field musician and participation in living history events. Participants will also take part in sessions of military drill and other educational activities. Sunday afternoon we will close with a short performance for the public.

These pages and the resources posted throughout www.fieldmusicschool.org should provide all the information you need to prepare for your participation in The Field Music School. Please read this information carefully and contact us with any questions you may have. We are all looking forward to seeing you there.

Drum Taps in Dixie is sponsored by The Field Music School Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. On this website you will find bios of the outstanding staff and instructors who will be leading and presenting at Drum Taps in Dixie, a proposed weekend schedule, registration forms, and guidelines to help you prepare for your arrival and participation. Fifers, drummers, and buglers ages 11 through adult and beginner through advanced skill levels are all welcome!

Please take some time to look around, read the information that's posted, and let us know if you have any questions via our contact page. We look forward to seeing you!