Yay Yalesville: Record Journal

I enjoyed your recent article highlighting the Yalesville section of Wallingford.  But this portion of our hometown also includes one more unique organization that continues to prosper, and is worthy of recognition.  Many people across both the town and the state can identify the locations of Yalesville as the home of the Yalesville Fife and Drum Corps.

The original Yalesville Fife and Drum Corps was organized in 1883, originally as a modern corps.  The group thrived for many years as a senior ancient corps, from 1903 to 1961, and as a junior corps for over 30 years in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.  The current Yalesville Senior Corps was re-organized by several junior alumni in 1975.  This still active group celebrated the 100th anniversary of Yalesville Ancients in 2017! 

Many residents of Wallingford and Yalesville have performed over the years with the drum corps, and won numerous awards in playing and corps marching and appearances.  Yalesville’s traditional songs of the Revolutionary and Civil War periods can still be heard echoing through the village on Friday rehearsal nights.

Yalesville Fife and Drum performs in parades and events from April through OCtober annually.  We proudly participate in the Monsonicare Grand Master’s day each year, and will carry on the tradition of marching in the upcoming 350th anniversary parade in Wallingford on June 20, much the same as we did as juniors in the town’s 300th anniversary parade.

Yay Yalesville!


-Bernie Lindauer, director, Berlin

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