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Sunny Skies for Colchester, Connecticut Memorial Day Parade

Posted on May 30, 2016

            Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Applause broke out as soldiers and veterans passed by the spectators in Colchester, Connecticut town center yesterday for the Memorial Day Parade. Colchester was one of the fortunate towns where holiday events were slated for one of the two good weather days this weekend – Saturday and Sunday. Many towns that had planned parades for today either cancelled, moved speeches indoors or rescheduled due to expected downpours.                             Sunny skies prevailed for the Colchester parade accompanied by heat and humidity. Marching down Norwich Avenue the parade turned onto the main road then made its way to the…

Wild Bunch a Swiss Hit at Colchester Fife & Drum Muster

Posted on July 29, 2014

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett The Wild Bunch, an American-style fife and drum corps from Switzerland was warmly welcomed at a muster held July 26 in Colchester, Connecticut. Led by the Colchester Continentals Fife and Drum Corps, the event began with a short parade onto the town green where performances from approximately a dozen groups was punctuated by the Swiss visitors. The day before, the Wild Bunch had taken part in a large muster in Deep River and their corps was scheduled to participate in another one near Old Saybrook the following day. Members, who hail from Basel, Switzerland, and an American from New York, praised the congeniality they said greeted them everywhere they went in the United States, as well as,…