The Regimental Fife and Drum Unit at Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA) offers a unique and enriching opportunity for youth in grades 7-12 to immerse themselves in the rich traditions of historical music and military-style performance. This exceptional program allows young musicians to explore the unique sounds of fifes and drums while gaining a deep appreciation for the historical significance of this art form.

Under the guidance of our esteemed instructors, participants in the Regimental Fife and Drum Unit develop their musical skills and precision through dedicated rehearsals and performances. They learn to master the fife, a small flute-like instrument, and the drum, exploring the intricate rhythms and melodies that have been a part of military and ceremonial traditions for centuries.

As Regimental Fife and Drum Unit members, students experience the thrill of performing in historical reenactments, parades, community events, and concerts. They march in precision formations, showcasing their talent, discipline, and teamwork while captivating audiences with their stirring performances.

The program provides a platform for musical growth and instills essential values such as discipline, dedication, and a sense of pride in participants. They learn about the historical context of their music, fostering a deeper understanding of the cultural heritage and traditions that have shaped our society.

Joining the Regimental Fife and Drum Unit at MVAA offers aspiring young musicians a unique opportunity to be part of a historical and artistic community. They will develop lifelong skills, forge lasting friendships, and create memories that will stay with them for years to come.

For more information about the Regimental Fife and Drum Unit or to inquire about auditions and enrollment, please contact:

Mon Valley Academy for the Arts


Phone: 724-565-1687

Come and be a part of the Regimental Fife and Drum Unit at MVAA—a prestigious ensemble where young musicians can connect with history, showcase their talent, and honor the traditions of the past through their powerful performances.