William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps
The William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps, host of the annual Lexington Tatoo and Muster, was founded in 2002 and named for the drummer in the Battle of Lexington, the first battle of the American Revolutionary War. Our mission is to keep alive our nation’s historical fife and drum music through education and performance.
William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps musicians are boys and girls, ages 8-18. They play instruments similar to those from the American Revolutionary War time period, the six-holed wooden fife and the rope-tension snare. We are a uniformed corps and our uniforms are modeled after those of Regimental soldiers from the Revolutionary War.
Annually, the William Diamond Juniors receive invitations to perform in ceremonies, parades, conferences, and historical events both near and far. In 2013, the William Diamond Juniors performed in over 45 events. Highlights from past marching seasons include invitations to march in the 250th New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Colonial Williamsburg’s Drummer’s Call, the U.S.S. Constitution Sunset Parade, Old Sturbridge Village Fife and Drum Day, the Battle of Bunker Hill Parade, the inaugural flight of Japan Airline’s Dreamliner from Logan Airport to Tokyo, the grand re-opening of the Boston Tea Party Museum, and the Plymouth Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 2012, the Corps traveled to Switzerland to perform in an invitational fife and drum muster. In 2013, the corps performed in Walt Disney World and in 2014, they again performed in the prestigious Colonial Williamsburg’s Drummers Call. In addition, they have been featured on Channel 5’s Chronicle and had a photo shoot with Joe Perry for the May 2014 issue of Boston Magazine.