The following announcement was provided on behlaf of the William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps.
The William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps will host the musical holiday celebration, “A Winter Concert: Music through the Centuries.” It takes place at Cary Hall at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 2. The concert pays homage to Lexington’s 300th Anniversary and her musical history and promises to be a treat for the eyes as well as the ears and will enchant all.
Four musical groups will perform. First, the William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps traipses through our musical heritage with historical favorites and holiday music. Second, enjoy Irish, Colonial, and 17th and 18th century English Country Dance Music played by the celebrated Wayside Inn’s Colonial Minstrels. Next, Ameri-clique presents their unique piccolo and trommel (drum) music from Basel, Switzerland, the home of fife and drum music since the 15th century. Finally, percussionist Lee Caron, who plays with orchestras and symphonies throughout New England, will delight the audience on the steel drums.
Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for seniors and children under 8. They are being sold at Michelson’s Shoes, Wales Copy Center, Dr. Sam Levine’s office, at the door, through one of our members, or by emailing WilliamDiamondFifeDrum@gmail.com.
Proceeds from ticket sales will help purchase uniforms for Lexington’s growing fife and drum corps. The William Diamond Juniors now number over 50 young people, all of whom are keeping alive our nation’s historical music. In addition, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Lexington to support the town's 300th Anniversary celebrations.
This concert culminates an extraordinary year for Lexington’s fife and drum corps – a year that included a trip to Switzerland, the release of their first CD, and numerous invitational performances throughout New England.