No Drummers, No Direction - A Historical Overview of Military Drums & Drumming
September 23, 2015 to January 31, 2016
Rhythm! Discovery Center
110 W. Washington St., Ste. A, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Event Phone: 317-275-9030
This exhibit explores the role of a drummer in American military bands. We'll examine each period in US history through instruments, uniforms, and other artifacts. In addition, you can experience the music used in the 19th Century military bands and how the music compares to our modern military music and today's marching percussion section. The exhibit comes to life through an in-depth interactive media display featuring photos, video, audio and much more.
Artifacts on display includes an authentic Avery Brown Civil War-era marching snare with drumsticks, photographs, and an enrollment document dated August 18, 1861; WWII marching snare drums; and turn-of-the-century drums and fifes, and replicas from the Revolutionary War and Civil War.