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.
Naturally, the costs of establishing and outfitting such an organization run very high. Being new to this venture, we are forced to reach out to our friends and supporters. Since the struggle to accumulate the resources to purchase uniforms and equipment is constant, we have been forced to solicit financial aid from many arenas. In all, we are presently attempting to supply the uniforms for our nearly three dozen members. We have succeeded in outfitting approximately twenty of our group by playing at numerous ceremonies and marching in several parades. Still, the proceeds from these appearances have not meant our need.Some of our most recent success has come by our opening of the Hero Scholarship Thrill Show and many other ceremonies in and out of the Police and Fire Departments.
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 generosity. To those of you who are new to our mission, we welcome you aboard.
We are the Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums. We are the peoples Band.