Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps
Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps
How Your Generous Donations Benefit This Treasured Organization
Please consider donating to the Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps. Your donation will be used for supporting the operation of the corps, which includes maintaining our museum and practice hall, purchasing uniforms, equipment such as flags, drums, and fifes, and other corps related items. Stony Creek is all volunteer and no one is employed by the corps. All donations are used to fund corps activities and programs.
The Corps, for nearly 130 years, has performed at parades, musters, historic and civic events, bringing American patriotic music to audiences here and abroad. “Seaside Hall”, in the village of Stony Creek has been our home for more than 100 years. The hall is used for meetings, practice, musical instruction, displaying trophies and awards, uniform storage, and social events.
Located at 215 Thimble Island Road in Stony Creek’s Historic District, this building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1885 by Willoughby Wallace as a roller skating rink, it has served as the Odd Fellows Hall and the union hall for the Stony Creek Granite Workers. The Corps purchased the hall in 1936. The hall has also been home to the Totoket Ancient Fife and Drum Corps, one of the only all-female musical units in the country, since 1967.
Members of the Stony Creek Corps provided fife and drum instruction in the early years and the musical fellowship continues today. Seaside Hall continues to be a place where five generations have been taught and in turn teach the art of ancient style fifing and drumming. As a non-profit organization, our mission is to perpetuate the ancient art of fifing and drumming with our music and appearances. We teach and encourage participation in this patriotic and educational endeavor to members of all ages. We appreciate that in this day, with many organizations competing for donor support, that funds may be limited. Please be assured that any amount of support is welcome.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or you would like to discuss other forms of donations such as stock, securities, other property, or a bequest. Also, we would be happy to provide additional information about Seaside Hall, our music, and our organization.
The Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps, Inc is a Connecticut non-stock corporation and has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is deductible to the extent recognized by law.
In the ancient spirit!
Thanks to generous donors like you, the Corps has completed many necessary renovations to our museum and practice hall. Seaside Hall shown prior to commencement of renovations.
Seaside Hall elevated to replace deteriorated foundation supporting the structure.
Renovation project included making our Seaside Hall ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant.
Pilings constructed from Stony Creek granite now installed and supporting Seaside Hall