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.
The Marine Corp event capped off what were busy months of June and July. Sadly June began with the band participating in the funeral for active duty death of Lt Tim Brennan of the Medford Fire Dept. June also saw us performing at the re-dedication of the Westford Knight – June 13th, the annual Westford Flag Day ceremony – June 14th, graduating Class 229 of the MA Fire Academy – June 19th, and the 40th Annual Westford Strawberry Festival – June 20th. In July in addition to the Marine Corp event we had the pleasure of marching in the Raymond 4th of July parade followed by an excellent cookout hosted by Pipe Major Rick Tustin.