The Company of Fifers & Drummers,Inc.
“RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, That official commendation be hereby extended to the 1st Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps in recognition of their role in preserving and recreating the music of our early colonial history. . .”
“RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (the Senate concurring), That the Michigan Legislature hereby accords the highest tribute to the First Michigan Colonial Fifes and Drum Corps of Sterling Heights, Michigan. . .”
“The State and Metropolitan Detroit really doesn’t realize what an asset The Corps is to Michigan. You are a State treasure and I am proud to have had some part in assisting your growth and continuation.”
“Thank you for making our banquet memorable!”
“Please extend my thanks to all your corps members for a super job, both as musicians and hospitality crew for other corps. They all presented a professional and dedicated demeanor.”
Barty-King, Hugh. The Drum. London, England: Royal Tournament Publishers, 1988. P. 117.
“To whatever extent consistency can be hoped for within Britain, The drumming traditions of the British infantry could hardly be expected to have traveled across the Atlantic without suffering some degree of deviation. But doubtless it would be difficult to fault the performances of the 1st Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps formed in 1974. . .”