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Wake and District was honored to return to the steps of the North Carolina State Capitol to be a part of the the Terquasquicentennial (175th) Anniversary of our State Capitol Building.  The capitol building was opened in 1840 after North Carolina’s original capitol was destroyed in a fire nine years before.

The governor’s office remains in the capitol, even though the Senate and House moved to the Legislative Building in 1963.  For more information on our state capitol — visit their website @ ncstatecapitol.org

Thank you to all of our members who made it out today through recording breaking heat.  This event was a debut for a couple new members of the band – please welcome Maryellen Hinson and Caleb Markowski to our family.  It was also the return of a member who hasn’t put his kilt on in almost 2 years — NCSHP Trooper Brandon Johnson.


The first photo is of the original members of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol circa 1929 — taken on the steps of the North Carolina State Capitol. The second is members of the Wake and District Pipe Band in the same spot circa 2015.  It’s a privilege to stand in the steps of history and be in service to such a wonderful organization.



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