Since 1767

The Mattatuck Drum Band. Formed in 1767, the Band has had over 254 years of continuous membership. The seventy active members in today’s band continue to perpetuate the experience and the dedication of the generations who have played and marched before them, making it the oldest active musical organization in the United States of America.



“"Well boys, I never heard such a Hell of a racket from so few drums in my life."

 General Ulysses S. Grant 



The Band Today

The Mattatuck Drum Band continues to stir the souls of all who listen to them at parades and celebrations. Before you see them, you can feel them; and then you hear…Ancient Thunder.