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 to 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 and how we can be part of your event planning. MCV has recorded several albums in the past 40 years..please check out our MCV Store for our latest albums. Most albums are available in CD format or as a digital download.  For the latest MCV news, please follow us on Facebook. For the Press: we have a MCV Media section just for you with audio and video clips.

For those interested in joining our ensemble please click here. MCV is seeking recruits for fife, drum and Color Guard sections for the 2024 season.

Information on MCV’s new ensemble Middlesex Chamber Players can be found here.

Click here for MCV’s Calendar of Performances.

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