About the Blues
About us

The Connecticut Blues Fife and Drum Corps from Durham Connecticut was organized in 1975 and originally called Middletown Connecticut home. Since that time, the Blues have developed into one of the finest marching musical units in New England. Playing music from the Revolutionary War up through the Civil War, the Blues' repertoire also includes Irish jigs and reels, sea chanteys and songs of the early West along with some classical selections performed by the fife section.


The Connecticut Blues' uniforms are exact replicas of those worn by the 1875 U.S. Army Infantry, and in 1980 the Blues received an award for Most Authentic Uniforms by the Company of Military Historians.


The corps has also been active in the competition circuit and were the 1997 Connecticut Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Champions. Also in 1997, members of the Connecticut Blues received awards for Senior Drum Quartet, Senior Snare Drum and Senior Bass Drum Championships. Many other members of the corps have earned these (and higher) honors in the past. The Connecticut Blues also hold the Northeastern States Drum Corps Association record of eight consecutive championships, from the period of 1980 through 1987.


The Connecticut Blues rehearse most Tuesday evenings at the Brewster Elementary School on Tuttle Road (off Rt. 68) in Durham, Connecticut. View our practice schedule.


Our Members
Terry Cecil

For all things Blues and for bookings, you can email Terry.

Jon Ressler
Corps Founder

After leaving the Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps, Jon founded the Connecticut Blues. To get in touch, you can email him here.

Fife Instructor
Sue Marvin Fournier
Fife Instructor

Interested in joining our fife line? Feel free to email Sue to get a gist of what to expect.

Drum Instructor
Cliff Barrows
Drum Instructor

Interested in joining our drum line? Talk to Cliff.

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