Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps at Epcot
Feel the thrill of liberty for all! March to Americana with the fife trill and drum roll of these patriotic players.
The revolutionary spirit of is alive and well in Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion. Throughout the day, the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps puts on a patriotic display that celebrates the military men of the colonial-era and evokes America’s fight for freedom with it’s marching music and military formations.
Their distinctive drumming has been putting on a rousingly patriotic performance that salutes America’s musical heritage since the opening of Epcot. The Corps entertains passers by with their stirring renditions of “Grand Old Flag”, “God Bless America”, and many other military classics that are accompanied by poses to stir the memories of classic American works of art as well as entertain.
In the 18th century, fifers and drummers tended to be boys ages 10 to 18, however those in Epcot’s Corp seem to be considerably more experienced. The unit has two drummers playing rope-tension drums with stylized art of the period adorning the sides, two fifers and a drum major that bears the American flag as well as sings.
Performance times vary. Please consult a times guide or a cast member so you don’t miss this performance.