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    Tuesday, December 06, 2022

    Passing muster in Deep River

    Drummers in colonial attire fill Main Street on Saturday, July 16, 2022, for the Deep River Ancient Muster Parade. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    The Deep River Junior Ancients kick off the start of the Deep River Ancient Muster Parade on Main Street, Saturday, July 16, 2022 in Deep River. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Domenico Boccanfuso, 2, of Fairfield waves an American flag with members of his family Saturday, July 16, 2022, during The Deep River Ancient Muster Parade on Main Street. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    “Sailor” Gerald Stewart of Chester hauls his cannon Saturday, July 16, 2022, toward the beginning of the Deep River Ancient Muster Parade route on Main Street. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    A crowd cheers on drummers Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the parade on Main Street during the Deep River Ancient Muster. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Drum and fife groups from across the country, including from Maine, New York, Illinois and beyond, fill Main Street on Saturday, July 16, 2022, for the Deep River Ancient Muster. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    A musket fires Saturday, July 16, 2022, during the Deep River Ancient Muster Parade on Main Street. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Brantley Clark, 2, of Ivoryton plugs his ears Saturday, July 16, 2022, as the sounds of musket fire and drums fill Main Street for the Deep River Ancient Muster. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    The Deep River Drum Corps competes against other fife and drum groups Saturday, July 16, 2022, during the Deep River Ancient Muster Parade at Devitt's Field. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    The Westbrook Drum Corps takes a group picture Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Devitt's Field in Deep River, following a parade during the Deep River Ancient Muster. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Crowds gather Saturday, July 16, 2022, on Main Street in Deep River as a cannon fires during a parade for the Deep River Ancient Muster. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    The Deep River Ancient Muster Parade concludes Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Devitt's Field with a large group of fife and drum players in Deep River. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)

    Deep River — Onlookers lined the sidewalks as drummers and fifers in colonial attire filled Main Street on Saturday for the Deep River Ancient Muster Parade.

    The event brings in fife and drum groups from across the country every year on the third Saturday of July.

    Those who participated in the parade had the opportunity to compete against one another throughout the day at Devitt's Field.

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