Welcome to MCV: Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums


Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums was established in 1982 by Boston-area musicians who wished to further explore the traditional repertoires of the regimental fife and drum corps associated with the European or American armies during the American War for Independence, 1775-1783.

Today we have evolved into a repertory ensemble performing martial, dance, and folk music drawn from 17th, 18th, and early 19th century sources in America and Europe as well as contemporary compositions. Ultimately, MCV is about history and music, education and entertainment.

Learn more about MCV’s history, our music, current news, and how we can be part of your event planning. MCV has recorded several albums in the past 33 years..please check out our MCV Store for our latest albums. Most albums are available in CD format or as a digital download.  For those interested in joining our ensemble please click here.

Click here for MCV’s Calendar of Performances.