American Originals Fife & Drum Corps

Established in 1991

The American Originals Fife and Drum Corps is an ensemble of fifers, snare drummers, and bass drummers, accompanied by a flag- and rifle-bearing Honor Guard. We offer an extensive repertoire of American music, spanning the times from the American Revolution, through the Civil War, and into the sounds of the 21st century.

For more than 25 years we have performed all over the globe, entertaining audiences with our musical expertise and precision footwork.

Fife & Drum Corps

All-volunteer members of the American Originals are inspired by pride to execute a difficult musical and marching program.


To preserve the sounds of our historical past while incorporating military precision, techniques and execution in order to provide a well-rounded presentation of musical excellence.


To perform for events that stimulate the spirit in our country.

To demonstrate, in a team environment, the hard work and discipline required to execute a difficult musical repertoire that distinguishes the group's fifing and drumming as an exceptional art form.

To represent the United States in international events that bring citizens from around the world together.

To exhibit pride for our American heritage


In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we share the news that JoAnn Adams passed on March 20, 2019.

JoAnn was a former member of the Corps and beloved friend to many. Since the inception of the corps, she was always there marching in the color guard, honor guard, and working behind the scenes to help the corps anyway she could. Her boundless energy was amazing, and she was always ready to adventure out to places worldwide. Words cannot express how much she will be missed.

At her request, as well as that of her family, the American Originals Fife & Drum Corps is honored to perform at her funeral.

Woodbridge High School Band Tournament
Woodbridge, VA


50th Anniversary Tattoo of the Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps


Apple Blossom Parade
Winchester, VA


Government Center in Main-Taunus Kreis, Germany