Someone posted a great picture of a USCT unit with musicians on Facebook today, but no identifying info. Anyone know who they are? Assuming they are USCT--they look well equipped. I'm intrigued by the fact that the fifer on the far left has a "cheater" mouthpiece on his instrument. I've seen pictures of fifers on both sides holding instruments with these mouthpieces. They used them so musicians who hadn't developed an embouchure could learn the fingerings and play--developing an embouchure is the most difficult hurdle to overcome when learning how to play the fife. I have one I use for demo purposes at living history events. It muffles the sound considerably. Sounds more like a loud tin whistle than a fife. Also the cheaters made back then were made of lead! Reproduction cheaters are made of pewter, but are no longer available.