Perseverance is required to perfect any skill. Continuous effort is the key to unlocking our potential. Since 2006 members of Wake & District have been steadfast in fulfilling our mission and perfecting our skills and we want you to stand with us…
The rank and file of our organization are from numerous police, fire and rescue agencies in the Raleigh/Durham region – alongside active and retired members of the United State Military. In addition to those public safety and military members we are proud to be one of a handful of public safety bands which allow family, friends and fans to join our ranks – everyone is welcome to be a member of Wake & District.
FOR OUR FALLEN is everything we stand for.
Will you stand with us?
Wake & District is open to new membership. Most incoming members are complete beginner students interested in learning the Great Highland bagpipes, Scottish snare drum, flourishing and rhythm tenor drum, or bass drum in a pipe band setting. The band recognizes the importance for young and old alike to be grounded properly in the basic technique and musicality seen with these unique instruments. All of our instructors have a great love for teaching and instilling the right things for the right reasons.
Our members remain focused on future achievement, despite all of our past accomplishments. We take great pride in all we have accomplished 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.
Wake & District Public Safety Pipes & Drums welcomes individuals who already play pipes or drums and are interested in joining a success-driven group of like-minded musicians. While our group leaders keep their eyes out for talented players, WE CANNOT READ MINDS. If you wish to become a part of our group – do not hesitate to contact us. Our teaching programs are thriving, and we continually focus on cultivating new players from interested young people, as a means of keeping the art form alive and help us honor our fallen comrades.
Band rehearsals are held on MONDAY evenings from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm.
at the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Training Academy – 3318 Garner Road, Raleigh, NC