Military Sound From The Age of Reason

Welcome to California Fife Music, the company website of flautist Christopher S. Nawojczyk. Chris has been playing woodwind instruments since age 11, to include the military fife, Scottish flute, and Irish whistle. He is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, where he reenacted the American Revolution in Lexington and Concord, and was a member of Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie.

Chris now resides in Ramona, California, where he performs in the San Diego area. In addition to booking appointments, this site is rich with history and tradition of fife and drum music from early American heritage, to include its continuation that still occurs in the New England region.

Featured here are blog posts from Christopher’s ongoing musical experience, history of fife music from ancient Europe, as well as fife lessons and tips for those interested in learning the fife or flute themselves. A YouTube channel is being built to share the hundreds of tunes and songs in Chris’s repertoire—all for the purpose of educating and inspiring you. Enjoy this site!