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Tea Party Musicians, Recently Separated, Reunite On The Rachel Maddow Show (VIDEO)

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Colorado's most famous fife and drum combo put their differences aside on Tuesday night for a one-night reunion on the Rachel Maddow show. The Fort Collins music duo, consisting of John Weins on fife and Mel Hilgenberg on the field snare, had been a staple at tea part and 9-12 events in northern Colorado before they broke up over differing opinions in the Larimer County Sheriff's race.

Hilgenberger seemed almost perplexed by the group's dissolution. "I don't think politics... If it's in a partnership like John and I have had, that that should be the deciding factor on it," the drummer said.

Nonetheless, the duo gave no indication that it planned on playing together in the future.

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