We would like to wish our instructors good luck with the respective bands as they compete in the World Pipe Band Championships is Glasgow Scotland on Friday August 14and Saturday August 15. Our piping instructor Kirk Brunson will be competing with Grade 1 Dowco Triumph Street and our drumming instructor Andrew Adams will be competing with Grade 3A Scotia Glenville. The event will be streaming live via the BBC Scotland on Saturday starting at 9am Scotland time.
The Westford Firefighters Pipes & Drums had the honor of participating in the 25th Marine Corp Change of Command ceremony on July 18th. This was a very impressive ceremony steeped in Marine Corp and military tradition. We performed three times during the ceremony, at the very beginning for the pre-parade serenade, a sound off where we marched before the troops and we closed out the ceremony with the playing of the Marine Corp Hymn.
May was a very busy month for the band. Beginning with May 16th the band marched in the Westford Apple Blossom parade. May 17th saw us in Lowell for their Memorial Day ceremony. May 22nd we were in Ayer at the Page Hilltop Elementary School to play in their Memorial Day ceremony which by far was one of the more enjoyable ceremonies as it was run by the students. On May 24th back in Westford where we participated in the various village ceremonies capped off with the main parade and ceremony at noon. Finally on May 31st we were honored once again to kick off the Eric Currie Memorial Bike Ride.
April was a relatively quiet month for the Band. The NH Indoor Games were held on April 11th. Pipe Major Rick Tustin took a 2nd place in the Grade 4 Sr in the Piobaireachd event. Congratulations to all the competitors that day.
Our final winner for our March Cash Calendar is Debbie Bernard…
Congratulations to our of our winners and a big thank you to everyone who purchased a calendar. Your support helped the band acquire “new” drums. We were able to purchase 6 slightly used side drums and 1 slightly used tenor drum. Although not new these drums are an upgrade to our current set of drums which are close to 20 years old and have seen their day. So our thanks again to all of our supporters.