OF THE 12th US INFANTRY REGIMENTAL FIELD MUSIC
- Must be 12 years of age
- Under the age of 16, shall
be accompanied by parent or guardian. (See bylaws - article iii, section 1.
- Every musician will supply
his or her own instrument and be responsible for the care of it.
- Full uniform shall be the
dress code for all drills and practices. This includes full canteen and haversack,
as some drills will be held on the field.
- Any medications must be
in prescription bottle with proper dosage information. All musicians must
carry a medical form in their haversack, as per regulations of bylaws.
- To wear the musicians pin
and belt buckle is an honor that must be earned by completing the requirements
set forth by the sergeant of the musicians. Levels of competency will
be in accordance with "The International Association Of Field Musicians."
- Practice outside reenacting mandatory,
outside instruction highly recommended
- Drummers must have a basic
understanding of the 26-Fundamental - Rudiments of Drumming.
- Musicians playing the fife
or other instruments are required to have a basic understanding of the rudiments
of music, scales, etc.
- Any musician that is under
the age of sixteen years will not be allowed to carry any weapons of any sort.
This includes swords, bayonets, pistols, knives, pocketknives. At the age
of sixteen years, any musician desiring to carry any of the above mentioned
weapons, must be well versed in the safety procedures of said weapon and in
accordance with the safety officer of the 12th us infantry Co. A.
- Musicians will be respectful
and courteous to adults and fellow musicians. Any backbiting, name-calling,
cursing, or disrespect will not be tolerated. (As stated in the " Standard
Operating Procedures of the UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS, Pg. 26 under Goals Line
"C"). One of our goals is, "to make every re-enactor aware
that he or she is personally responsible for his or her conduct with fellow
re-enactors and the public." Your actions are a reflection on your unit.
Any misconduct is dishonoring the men and women that fought and died for this
- These guidelines are for
your safety and the safety of others. We are reenacting a military environment
where discipline and organization is part of that environment. From the young
beginning musician to the experienced, you will have fun and enjoy this great
hobby. You will also, at the same time, gain a deeper knowledge of Civil War
History. You will experience first hand, the life style of a soldier/musician
and what they endured.
- Our duty as musicians is
to give signal calls, encourage the troops and lift their morale. Through
our music, we will honor the men and women that fought and died for the cause.
By playing the songs that they marched, sang, and danced to, we will bring
their music history to life.
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