Sunday, June 3, 2012

Roanoke and Lynchburg Areas - Regional Fire Service Pipe and Drum Band Organizing

A regional Fire Service Pipe and Drum band is forming and looking for interested individuals that would like to participate.  Band membership is open to public safety personnel,  active and retired military personnel,  and members of the public.

When?  Saturday June 09, 2012  3:00pm
Where?  Flanary's Irish Pub - Downtown Roanoke - Jefferson Street
Food and Drink Specials for all in attendance

So far there are several pipers from the Lynchburg and Roanoke area, along with several drummers from one of the Roanoke area pipe and drum bands. The name is not official, but for the time being -   "WestSide Firefighters Pipes and Drums", due to the location in the State.  The band was  honored with the privilege being able to play for the opening ceremonies for the Virginia Professional Firefighters Association 2012 Convention held in Roanoke, VA.

The band's mission is to honor those that have sacrificed their lives to serve others, to celebrate the accomplishments of the fire service, military, other public safety personnel, and to promote tradition and brotherhood through music.   The band is a non competition band and provides music for parades, ceremonies, graduations, memorials, weddings and funerals.

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