It was an honor to lead in MFA’s latest class of career recruit graduates. 29 members of Class 247 graduated today from the Academy’s 10 week program. This was the first class to graduate under the new schedule and we were glad to be a part of their day.
Highlights from the transfer of command and retirement ceremony for Sgt Major Linch 25th Marine Corp. Our thanks also to members of the Scots Highlanders who joined us. (click heading to view entire post)
We are extending our wishes of good playing to all of the competitors in this years World Pipe Band Championship in Glascow Scotland.
A special shout out to our own drum instructor Andrew Adams who will be playing with Clan MacPhearson Pipe Band.
It was with honor that we were asked to perform on July 9th for the 25th Marine Corp Regiment’s Relief & Appointment and Retirement Ceremony for Sgt Major Tracy Linch. This formal ceremony marked the transfer of command from Sgt Major Linch to Sgt Major Boutin. It also marked the retirement of Sgt Major Linch form the Marines after 30 years of duty.
It was with both sadness and honor that members of the band took part in the funeral for FF David Atherton of Stoneham Fire on July 7th. PM Tustin, Pipers K Browne and B Bedard were joined by a few drummers from the Greater Boston band to pipe FF Atherton to his final rest. Full military and fire dept honors were paid to FF Atherton. RIP FF Atherton.