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June 16, 2006

Military music program reveals how troops communicated during battle

Learn how Revolutionary War troops received and communicated orders in the field during “The Art of Military Music” 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 3 at Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre. This program is sponsored by the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Major Lance Pedigo and members of Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums and Barry Bauguess and his New Bern, N.C.-based baroque trumpeters will highlight military signal instruments such as trumpets, kettledrums, and fifes and drums interspersed with classical repertoire from the 16th and 18th centuries during this special program.

Admission is $3 and reservations are required. Tickets are available at any Colonial Williamsburg ticketing location or by calling toll-free (800) HISTORY or visiting

The Kimball Theatre, located in downtown Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, is owned and operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. The Kimball Theatre offers live performances and art films seven days each week. For theater program information, call (757) 565-8217. The Kimball Theatre box office opens one hour before performances.

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