Pipe Band

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 the4silkes@aol.com or by calling 845-225-4451for additional details.

Pipe Major – Mike MacNintch

 

Pipe Sergeant – Peter Orloff

 

 

Pipers

 

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

 

 

Pipe Students

 

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

John Terwilliger        

 

 

Drum Major – Brendan McDonnell

 

Drum Sergeant – Michael McColgan

 

Drummers

 

          Bryan Crecco                          John Crecco                            Johnny Crecco                                   

Kim Crecco                             Sean Hughes                           Richard Keating                    

Shaun McColgan                    Krysty McDonnell                  Tommy Lee                             

Jim O’Neill, Jr.

 

Drum Students

                                   

Luke Bellesheim                     Max Bellesheim                      Bailey Calhoun

                      Abby Cassidy                          Aedan Keating                          Thomas Keating                       

Saoirse Mangan                     Ryan Terwilliger                    Sean Terqilliger

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THE BAND PROVIDES PIPING SERVICES FOR ALL OCCASIONS INCLUDING:

ANNIVERSARIES                                      BIRTHDAYS

CHRISTMAS PARTIES                             FORMAL OCCASIONS

FAMILY REUNIONS                                FUNERALS

FUND RAISERS                                        PARADES

POLITICAL FUNCTIONS                        RECEPTIONS

SHOWERS                                                 ST. PATRICK DAY PARTIES

WAKES                                                      WEDDINGS

 

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: the4silkes@aol.com or by calling 845-225-4451.

 

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