Raleigh’s Pipe Band – the Wake and District Public Safety Pipes and Drums currently has 70+ members who come from all walks of life and bring an indeterminate amount of experience with them. Our members are police officers, lawyers, engineers, students, machinists, Doctors to name but a few and all are tremendous individuals who share the common goal of being a successful and competitive pipe band. The band continues to exist thanks to the ongoing support of the public safety professionals throughout the Raleigh region; we are proud of our long history with them. Each year the band participates in a number of events on behalf of the the Public Safety Services. These events include recruit graduation ceremonies, awards and promotion ceremonies and community events, however none are more important then our participation in the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation march and memorial each spring. These kinds of events pay tribute to public safety professionals who have given their lives in service to others.
We are nowhere near —
— where we are going to end up…
Wake and District is on the move – we field 3 competition groups; Grades 5, 4 and 3. Our competition program is under the direction of Pipe Major Ken McKeveny and drumming instructor Tom Foote; both professional level players and EUSPBA judges. We are always seeking musicians who can contribute at these levels and who are prepared to make a commitment to the band on and off the field. If you are interested in becoming a part of our program — tell us, ask us questions. Music is currently available upon request. If you wish to become a part of our group – do not hesitate to contact us. Local and long distance players welcome…
Band members 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 the opportunities we have to perform and grow and flourish as an organization. We remain focused on future achievement.
G5 rehearsal is held on MONDAY evenings from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
G4 rehearsals are held on TUESDAY evenings from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
G3 rehearsals are held on SUNDAY afternoons from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
All rehearsals are open to the public. Rehearsals are held at the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Training Academy – 3318 Garner Road, Raleigh, NC — Building #4.