THE STEPHEN P. DRISCOLL MEMORIAL PIPE BAND
The band was formed in November, 2007 and is named in honor of New York City Emergency Police Officer Stephen P. Driscoll, who was killed in the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001.
Our mission is to promote the appreciation of bagpipe and drum music by providing class instruction, presenting innovative musical events, pursuing group competition, encouraging individual competition, and fostering tradition.
To support our mission, we:
- Foster a supportive and constructive learning environment
- Provide mentoring for beginning pipers and drummers
- Strive to improve the craft though practice, performance, and competition
- Encourage education through participation in piping and drumming seminars
- Provide opportunities in leadership and responsibility
- Communicate the legacy of Scottish and Irish music through our public performances
- Promote fellowship outside the band events
- Create good will within the community
- Engage in fund raisers to support the necessity of uniforms, equipment, and instruments
- Compete at Highland games in group and solo competition
- Attract new members and sponsors
- Carry-on and promote this culture by performing as a bagpipe and drum band with the greatest degree of excellence attainable and teaching these arts on the highest possible level
We proudly wear the New York City Tartan, which was designed by Lochcarron of Scotland, and presented to New York City in April, 2002. The colors of the tartan represent New York with gray for the streets and buildings of the City, green for Central Park, and blue for the Hudson and EastRivers which surround Manhattan. The two black lines which are designed in a cross offer a sign of condolence in memory of those who died in the Twin Towers tragedy.
We are the primary band for the Stephen P. Driscoll Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #704. The band marches in parades throughout the Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut. We have performed at the U.S. Military Tattoo at West Point, New York, and opened for the New York based band Shillelagh Law several times. In March 2008, we had the privilege of playing with the Chieftains in New York City, New Jersey and Massachusetts. As of 2011, we are a Grade 5 Competition Band.
We encourage anyone to join us, Law Enforcement Officer or Civilian, who is willing to work had enough to achieve a standard of musicianship acceptable to the band. If you have no skills, but have the desire and willingness to learn, we can provide excellent instruction. Of course, we always welcome experience pipers or drummers. We practice weekly on Wednesday evenings at theKnights of Columbus, 10 Fair Street, Carmel, NY 10512 (next to Carmel High School). Visitors are always welcome. Contact the band by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 845-225-4451for additional details.
Pipe Major – Mike MacNintch
Pipe Sergeant – Peter Orloff
Ian Bennett Laura Cross Sean Davis
Tim Denmark Brennon Frowd Kevin Galvin
John Hughes George Kane, Jr. David Kearns
Evan King Angus MacDonald Connor McGrath
Liam McGrath Seamus Rattigan Finnbar Ruane
Billy Silke Aidan Sheil Brian Sweeny
Chris Bellesheim Ryan Calhoun Maggie Cassidy
Sarah Cassidy Evan Cross Megan Hois
Drion Mangan Martin Mangan Brian McGrinder
Liam McGrinder Ryan Ferris Patrick O’Connell
Drum Major – Brendan McDonnell
Drum Sergeant – Michael McColgan
Bryan Crecco John Crecco Johnny Crecco
Kim Crecco Sean Hughes Richard Keating
Shaun McColgan Krysty McDonnell Tommy Lee
Jim O’Neill, Jr.
Luke Bellesheim Max Bellesheim Bailey Calhoun
Abby Cassidy Aedan Keating Thomas Keating
Saoirse Mangan Ryan Terwilliger Sean Terqilliger
THE BAND PROVIDES PIPING SERVICES FOR ALL OCCASIONS INCLUDING:
CHRISTMAS PARTIES FORMAL OCCASIONS
FAMILY REUNIONS FUNERALS
FUND RAISERS PARADES
POLITICAL FUNCTIONS RECEPTIONS
SHOWERS ST. PATRICK DAY PARTIES
To book the full band for your parade, festival or event, feel free to use our contract information below. The band has several talented solo pipers who are available for your smaller ceremonies, parties or weddings.
Our fees are competitive with other bands.
Band Manager: Gail Silke
FOP Stephen P. Driscoll Memorial Pipe Band
52 St. Michaels Terrace
Carmel, NY 10512
Interested in Booking the Band? Email: email@example.com or by calling 845-225-4451.
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