2012 was the 200th anniversary of The War of 1812 and there were a number of commemorative events held in Torontointhesummerof2012. Asaphotographerand history teacher, I couldn’t resist the urge to grab my camera and venture out to learn more. Upon arrival to Fort York, I was greeted by a traditionally dressed pipe and drum band practicing in a field off to the side. After being granted permission by the bandmaster, I spent the next hour photographing their morning practice. Here, one of the musicians was caught offguard as she broke out in laughter.