About The National Civil War Field Music School

This is a short film about The National Civil War Field Music School.  The Field Music School started in 2002, by Don Hubbard and Jari Villanueva; it's roots, however, can be traced back to the 19th century Army school of music on Governors Island in New York.

The goal of The National Civil War Field Music School is to serve as an educational event to further improve the impressions of any and all Civil War field musicians, both Union and Confederate.  The School is led by an outstanding team of music instructors and military re-enactors.  The weekend includes instrumental instruction, school of the soldier, classes, and performance opportunities.

Footage and pictures for this film were taken with permission during the June 2014 school in Lambertville, NJ.

Field Musicians of the Civil War

Musicians provided music during the the Civil War. Fifers, drummers and buglers provided the beat to everyday life of the soldier. For additional information on bugles, see