Wake & District remains focused on future achievement, despite all of our past accomplishments. We take great pride in all our endeavors and realize there is always a higher level of excellence to be won. We strive to be humble and grateful for our members, our collective talents and hard work, and the opportunities we have to perform and grow. Our members share strong bonds beyond the competition circle, fostering relationships with other members of the team; allowing us to flourish as an organization and allows us to continue to move forward.
The organization fields two competition groups – each with different levels of ability. While individual band members compete in all levels, the band competes in Grade 4 and Grade 5 at events sanctioned by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. Our Grade 4 group is under the direction of Pipe Major Ken McKevney – a piping professional and EUSPBA judge along with lead tip Jacob Egen – while our Grade 5 group is under the direction of Pipe Major Joe Brady and lead tip Joe Harwell.
Band members continue to work together to accomplish common goals, both on the field and off. While we focus on our goals in competition, we recognize our duty within the community to be in service and perpetuate the art form. Our teaching programs are thriving, and we continually focus on cultivating new players as a means of keeping the art form alive. We welcome individuals who already play pipes or drums and are interested in joining a success-driven group of like-minded musicians. WE CANNOT READ MINDS, so if you wish to become a part of our group – do not hesitate to contact us.
The band and our members regularly participate in one on one lessons, clinics and workshops with Ken McKevney and Andrew Hoinacki of AR2 Drumming.
2013 CONTESTS the band is considering…
- Loch Norman (NC)- April 20th = Medley
- Fair Hill (MD) – May 18th = Medley
- Nor’ Easter Cup (NY) – August 31st and September 1st = MMSR and Medley
- Charleston (SC) – September 21st = MMSR
- Scotland County (NC) October 5th – MMSR
- Central Virginia (VA) – October 19th = MMSR