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Welcome to the Home of the Philadelphia Police & Fire Pipes & Drums

the band 1 In 1996, a group of men and women from the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments came together to form a Highland Bagpipe and Drum Band. Until that time, there had never been a pipe and drum band in Philadelphia for either department. Master of the Pipes, Dr. Edward "Chip" Reardon, an expert and award winning pipe player and instructor, agreed to teach us the intricate and beautiful movements of the instrument, as well as develop a Drum Corps to accompany the Pipes. He conducts weekly practices at the police academy, working on rudimentary skills and providing musical direction for the band. Chip's keen ear and remarkable ability has catapulted us into the Millennium as a Pipe and Drum Band to be recognized far and wide. See the rest of the band's history...
Membership
We currently have 73 members in the band. See us all in the "Band Members" section. If you are interested in joining us, please send us a "Membership Inquiry".

Mission Statement
A. Unite its members, for the purpose of providing a ceremonial bagpipe and drum band for use by the philadelphia Police and Fire departments, to perform at such functions as parades, funerals, memorials, dedications and class graduations etc.

B. Provide members with an incentive to better serve the community.

C. Unite its members for the purpose of social entertainment and enjoyment.
UPCOMING EVENT
Firefighter Recognition Day
Other
Sunday Sep 7, 2014
@ 2:00 PM
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Support the Band
It is with the generosity of those around us that has helped us become a formidable Pipe and Drum organization and in order to grow as we have, we need this support to continue. To those of you who have helped our cause, we thank you for your generousity. To those of you who are new to our mission, we welcome you aboard. Please visit the "Support PPFPD" page to see how you can help.
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