The Westford & District Pipes and Drums will be marching in the Westford Apple Blossom Parade on May 13th, the Westford Memoral Day Parade on 28th, and the Winchester Memorial Day Parade on the 29th. Please join us for these upcoming events. We are looking for pipers and drummers to join the band, no experience needed. Come talk to us at one of these events.
With Covid subsiding the band is finally getting back to a more normal routine. This past Sunday we had the pleasure of marching with our friends from the Worcester Police Pipe Band. Check out this clip https://www.wcvb.com/article/2022-worcester-st-patrick-s-parade-march-13/39420989
This Veteran’s Day marks a full return of events for the band. Over the past year we have slowly returned to performing for various events. Memorial Day 2021 saw an abbreviated parade in Winchester. Fourth of July we had the honor to kick off the Raymond NH parade. Labor Day we were welcomed back in the Milford NH Labor Day parade and in October we were once again back at Austin Prep for their convocation. We look forward to finishing out November with leading the procession of the Blue Mass again at Austin Prep. We look forward to a busier 2022.
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
Westford & District Pipes and Drums were honored to take part in numerous Memorial Day ceremonies this past week. Starting with the Lowell Cemetery parade last Sunday and at Page Hilltop Elementary School Friday May 24th, Westford parade May 26th and finished today in Winchester. We remember all of those who gave their all.
Look for us to be showcasing our new Class A uniforms on May 18th
May 18th – Westford Apple Blossom parade
May18th – Milford NH Firefighters Ball Mile Away Restaurant Milford NH
May 19th – Lowell Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony – 77 Knapp Ave Lowell parade starts inside main gate 11am
May 24th – Page Hilltop Elementary School Memorial Day ceremony
May 26th – Westford Memorial Day parade 12pm
May 27th – Winchester MA Memorial Day parade 915am
May 31st – Reading MA 375th celebration opening ceremony 7pm Reading Common
We continue right into June too, catch us at the following
June 8th – Pepperell MA – The Middlesex Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) memorial dedication 10am
June 9th – Fitchburg MA – Fitchburg Fire Dept Memorial Sunday 10am
June 14th – Westford Flag Day ceremony
The band is currently accepting new members, no experience needed and public safety affliation is not required. Our only requirement is a desire to serve our fellow public safety and military in their greatest time of need and to promote the proud traditions of the Highland Pipes and drums.