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Westbrook Junior Colonials Corps Gives Back to the Community

By Meghan Peterson

(December 10, 2022) — In February of this year, Haddam-Killingworth News ran a story featuring a band of merry young musicians who play classic songs honoring the American Revolution on fife and drum–known as the Westbrook Junior Colonials Fife & Drum Corps. Membership has been steadily increasing over the years. Now, the corps is seeking to expand further and is calling on all youth who are interested to join for music, fun performance opportunities and camaraderie.

Specifically, the group is seeking kids who want to play the fife.What is more, it is entirely free to become a Corps musician: uniforms, lessons and instruments are provided at no cost. Although based in Westbrook, the Corps practices in Higganum. The budding musicians meet Mondays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Higganum United Methodist Church (HUMC) 248 Saybrook Road.

On Sunday, November 27th, the fifers and drummers gave back to the church community that graciously provides them their practice home base and played a selection of songs for the congregation and church leadership, including Pastor Ahn. The performance was warmly received. For more information about the Corps, contact:

Lisa Williams, Director, at wjcfdc@gmail.com

Chris Page, Treasurer, at AwakePatriot@Hotmail.com

Or stop by Higganum United Methodist Church on a Monday evening and check it out.

Photo by Chris Page

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