July 11, 2017

What a weekend, am I right people? Now, I know you're saying "It's Tuesday, Mike", but I took yesterday off because..... well, because. Maybe some of you got some work done around the house this weekend, or took off to the beach or cottage (thanks for the invite :( ). Some of you, though, were able to join us at Fort George National Historic site in Niagara-On-The-Lake for a particularly special event. The Battle of Fort Georg...

July 1, 2017

The Drums hope you all have a happy, healthy and safe Canada Day. Passing this milestone in the history of our nation - 150 years - gives us the opportunity to reflect on the moments that have made Canada what it is today. As we in the living history community and I'm certain many of you well know Canada's history does not begin in 1867, but stretches back millennia - from the arrival of indigenous peoples to North America ten...

June 19, 2015

The Drums are very proud to share this article published by the Toronto Star, featuring one of our youngest drummers, Ethan Scott. The article touches on Ethan's love of music and history, his experience drumming and his envolvement with the Drums 1812 at the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Please follow the link below to read the article.

June 18, 2015

The Drums 1812 made their presence known in Europe after their first performance playing for the "top brass" - including the Duke of Wellington - at the Duchess of Richmond's ball at the Chateau St Anne in Brussels. Immediately ridding themselves of any jitters from the red eye flight across the pond the day before, the Drums added to the esteem of the event by playing some of its favourite pieces to the assembled audience of...

June 17, 2015

After spending the night in Amsterdam the drums have finally arrived in Brussels, Performing tonight at the Duchess of Richmond's Ball this evening! 





keep checking back for updates to this blog from the battle field while we are at Waterloo 2015!

June 10, 2015

This Past Saturday July 6th, The Drums Crown Forces visited Stoney Creek for the re-enactment of The Battle of Stoney Creek. The Drums had the opportunity to take part in two battles and also had the pleaseure of performing two demonstrations. 



In preperation for our trip across the pond to Waterloo next week, our drummers took the opportunity to work on company drumming, including firing beatings and other commands with...

April 28, 2015

This past Sunday The Drums 1812 were at Fort York in Toronto, Ontario to commemorate the Battle of York. This was The Drums very first event of the season and it was a very good opportunity for us to shake off the cobwebs that had accumulated over the winter months. We also took the opportunity to roll out our new formal presentation show for the first time.


It was an opportunity for our newest drummer, Theo Guenther to take h...

April 25, 2015

Coming up this Sunday, April 26 The Drums will be apearing at the Commemoration of the Battle of York, at Fort York in Toronto. Please come down and check out all of the festivities, visit at Old Fort York, and enjoy a performance by The Drums! The event begins at 10am and the day will conclude at 3pm. Can't wait to see you there! 



March 10, 2015

We spent the weekend of March 7/8 at Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake rehearsing for our forthcoming trip to Belgium and the rest of our events this year (see our events list). Fine tuning past tunes and learning new ones. Accomplished musical goals while increasing our camaraderie. Pointing to our next event at Fort York April 26. We spent the weekend of March 7/8 at Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake rehearsing for our forthco...

March 6, 2015

The Drums 1812 would like to welcome you to our new website! Here you can find out info about all of our upcoming events, information about our music and uniforms, details about our group and find audio and video of us performing. Make sure to follow our new blog page for updates on everthing Drums 1812! We hope you enjoy the information about our group on this website. Come and see us at our many events and enjoy the sights a...

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