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  • change direction…

    change direction…

    Life is all about turning points. Some people don’t embrace them, because they fear change – but over more than 30 years in pipe band life,...

  • pressure makes us better…

    pressure makes us better…

    Pressure is often viewed as a negative force in our lives. Understandably so. Undue pressure can be an enormous cause of stress and turmoil. But...

  • This is Pipe Band Life

    This is Pipe Band Life

    People think I’m driven.  Hopefully they look at me and they see hard work and determination. But, if they’d looked closer, they’d see something more. Every...

  • serendipity to some degree…

    serendipity to some degree…

    “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect...

  • Colonel McNeill (NCSHP)

    Colonel McNeill (NCSHP)

    On 02 February 2017, Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Glenn M. McNeill as the next Commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.  Colonel McNeill has...

  • timelessness-harmony duality…

    timelessness-harmony duality…

    One of the principle themes in the television series  House of Cards is the timelessness/harmony duality. This ends up being one of the major wedges...

  • For Our Future

    For Our Future

    A year ago we thought this was something he would ‘try’ and maybe like. We never dreamed it would become ‘his thing’. ‘his passion’. ‘his...

  • the legacy you leave behind…

    the legacy you leave behind…

    “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” – Pericles What a...

  • build around those who are committed…

    build around those who are committed…

    Most bands like to measure themselves by their strongest, most talented people.  However, the strength of the band is always impacted by the weakest link, especially weak...

  • Esse quam videri…

    Esse quam videri…

    On Monday, 09 January 2017 the Wake and District Public Safety Pipes and Drums held our annual general meeting to review and plan for 2017 and beyond....