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USCT Program

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. has established a Civil War drum a fife re-enactment corps for the 6th Regiment United States Colored Troops. The group has made public appearances including Fontana Fest on the South Side, Pittsburgh Today Live appearance and marching in the Veterans’ Day Parade in Downtown, Pittsburgh.

New recruits are always welcomed. We are looking to recruit  young African American men, ages 12-17, to participate in the program. The students attend weekend meetings at Soldiers & Sailors to learn about the United States Colored Troops in the Civil War, receive military drill training and become skilled at playing the drums.

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6th Regiment USCT Drum Corps at Soldiers & Sailors

Upon completion of the training program new members of the re-enactment corps will participate in parades and ceremonies as representatives of Soldiers & Sailors and its mission of honoring and remembering Veterans. We are particularly looking for committed students with an interest in learning about African American history and a strong interest in music. This program is free for the participants and Soldiers & Sailors will provide reproduction Civil War uniforms and equipment as well as all necessary musical instruments.

Meetings are held on Saturdays at Soldiers & Sailors from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Lunch is provided at the meeting.

For more information contact:

Tim Neff, Director of Education & Curatorial Services

Tim@ssmhm.org        412.621.4253 – Ext. 219