Start your Independence Day celebration with marching music and musket drills! Enjoy inspiring pre-revolutionary pageantry with one of the largest junior fyfe and drum corps in the country. Meet the fifers and drummers and learn more about thier music, muskets, and musters.
Bring a chair or blanket for your comfort on the lawn at Granby Public Library and be sure to meet us at the Reading Terrace for light refreshments.All ages welcome. No registration necessary. Look to the library website and Facebook page for changes in plan due to poor weather.
Who is the Marquis of Granby?
The Marquis of Granby Ancient Fyfe and Drum Corps is an all youth corps composed of young men and women between the ages of 9 and 21. The Marquis (pronounced “mar-kwiss”) is a historical recreation of a military unit of the 18th century, and has maintained historic accuracy with few exceptions. Founded in 1969 in Granby, Connecticut, the Marquis is among 120 ancient corps registered with the Company of Fifers and Drummers, and one of only 15 corps nationwide with an all youth membership.
The Corps performs in parades and musters throughout the northeastern United States, and has traveled as far afield as England and Switzerland. They have won numerous awards throughout the years, including Best Ancients, Best Musical Unit and Best Marching Unit.
The Marquis is an all-volunteer-managed, 4-H affiliated organization.