Fife and drum



adjective

playing military marching music or instruments typical for that music
Examples

The United States Army’s premier musical organizations, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, has inspired audiences throughout the Nation and abroad for many years.
Word Origin

1674
Usage Note

also fife and drum corps , (n.)

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