From parades and pubs to concerts and small gatherings…we bring distinction.
The Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums were formed to provide bagpipes and drums at funeral services for public safety officers who were killed in the line of duty. Contact the band using the form below or call us at 919.374.8166
In addition to providing a distinguishing feature for a fallen hero’s funeral – the band is available for hire for other events… From solo pipers for official public safety events, weddings, funerals, and any number of celebratory events, to mini bands or even the full band for a parade or corporate event THE BAND IS AVAILABLE. We are a growing band drawing membership from the entire public safety service as well as members from the community – and can serve your bagpipe and drumming musical needs with dignity and solemnity.
Do you have an event you want everyone to remember?
Why not try the skirl of the pipes and drums… Wake & District provides a musical experience with kilts and bagpipes and drums which is second to none! Since 2006 Wake and District has played at various engagements throughout the Raleigh-Durham region and are experienced in putting together a varied and entertaining musical program which will suit your specific needs. Please contact us for an non-committal talk – and let us help you make your engagement even more festive and colorful.
What is a pipe band suitable for?
Pipe bands, mini-bands or solo players attend a huge variety of public, private and corporate engagements throughout the year. Since 2006 our members have played at all kinds of imaginable venues including the the Syngenta RTP groundbreaking, USO Gala, Jimmy V Gala and Golf Tournement, on stage with the Chieftains, Seven Nations, Albannach or on parade in Raleigh, North Myrtle Beach or Winston-Salem; the presence of the pipes and drums bring distinction to any event.
What can I get?
We will tailor the engagement to suit your specific needs. You can get everything from a solo piper to a large band with 40-50 bagpipers and drummers. We are delighted to assist with information and advice on what fits your engagement. The number of guests, the surroundings and whether the event is in or outdoors are important factors to keep in mind when deciding on the size of band.
- A full band: 50 -60 pipers and drummers
- A mini-band: 4 pipers and 3 drummers
- A trio: 2 pipers and 1 drummer
- A solo player: 1 piper
How do we look?
A performing pipe band wearing full uniform is an impressive sight. We always perform in traditional highland attire with kilts, knee stockings and the classic cap (a glenngarry). The colors of the bagpipes and drums match the uniform, and provide a complete finish. Experiencing a pipe band makes an impression of both sight and sound.
How much does it cost?
Our prices vary depending on how many players are needed, how long they are to play, travel distance, etc. Please contact us for a non-committal talk. Wake & District is a federally registered 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions and fees are tax deductible.
Please understand when considering to hire a bagpiper or pipe band for your event to balance the requirements of the performance with the proficiency of the player or band. Our members have extensive repertoires, and experience on handling problematic performance requirements and issues. We would be pleased to provide audio and video files for your consideration.
Contact the band using the form below or call us at 919.374.8166
Wake & District is a federally registered 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
North Carolina nonprofit identification number is 0861654 Department of Revenue 501c3 EIN number is 20-5483320.