Towpath Volunteers, Macedon, USA

The Towpath Volunteers have been bringing "Our American Heritage to Life" since 1978.

The goose bumps start to form with the sound of the thundering drums in the distance followed by the unforgettable sound and ring of smoke from a volley of shots from the Militia's Black Powder Rifles.

Your heart starts to pound as the group's tell-tale Powder Blue Vests; part of the Colonial Style Uniforms including the familiar knickers and tricorn hat, can now be seen. You hear the shrill sound of the fifes, playing traditional Revolutionary through Civil War era music, such as The Yankee Doodle, Liberty Tree, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, and The Battle Hymn of the Republic, recognizable songs that people have grown up with and can hum or sing along with such as Grandfathers Clock, Mocking Bird, and Old Dan Tucker.

To add to the realism, the Corps utilizes handmade wooden fifes and rope tension deep Snare and Bass Drums; like those used by the founding father of our country.