FDC Idol!

Have you signed up for FDC Idol! yet? We are offering $50 prizes (Amazon gift cards) for the winner of each category: Intermediate Fife, Experienced Fife, Intermediate Drum, Experienced Drum! There are 10 spots in each category, so sign up today!

Sign up:

Intermediate FifeIntermediate Drum

Experienced FifeExperienced Drum


  • Play 1 song of your choice (about 1 minute in length)
  • Play 1 song of our choice (FDC Idol! Music): Fifers play company version of “President Garfield’s Hornpipe” for Intermediate level, and the variation of “President Garfield’s Hornpipe” for experienced level; Drummers play
  • Otherwise, there are no restrictions (except that judges are excluded from competing 🙂


  • The judging panel includes current or former members of Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps, D3 Fife and Drum Corps, Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and Midnight Riders Fife and Drum Corps


  • We will ask the winners to play for us all when they collect their prize at dinner on Saturday night.

FDC Idol!

The D3 Fife and Drum Corps invites individuals to compete for best Freezer Jam Fifer and Drummer awards at Freezer Jam 2014. We will have some great prizes for the winners of each category, and we will invite each of the winners to play for us all at the end of the day.  To compete, click on the link below and choose a spot. There are only 10 spots for each category, so sign up as soon as your sure you want to compete!

Musicians should prepare two songs for a panel of judges at FJ’14, including (a) a song of the musician’s choice, and (b) the appropriate song listed below. You can get copies of the music here.

Intermediate: Company version of “President Garfield’s Hornpipe”
Experienced: D3FDC version of “President Garfield’s Hornpipe”

Intermediate: Williamsburg version of “Hey Johnnie Cope”
Experienced: D3FDC version of “Hey Johnnie Cope”

So what’s the difference between Intermediate and Experienced?