Prayers for founding member, Officer Lance Duffy.
Lance suffered a severe heart attack on 24 January and is in hospital. He has been transferred to rehab, and is making a slow recovery. There is no visitation at this time. Please keep the Duff in your thoughts and prayers!
“The American Flag does not fly because the wind moves past it. The American Flag flies from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it.”
FREEDOM ISN’T FREE!
It has been paid for with the blood of Patriots,
and the heroism of our American Fighting Men and Women.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Link to PDF version of 2017 Schedule. 2017 Event Schedule A16
We are pleased to report that the band is now a participant in the amazonsmile program. Please utilize amazonsmile whenever you purchase products through Amazon. The band receives .5% of the price of eligible amazonsmile purchases. Thank you in advance for your support of the Band.
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We are an Irish themed, Police, Fire, EMS , and Civilian band, formed in 1998 by six members of the Gates Police Department and sponsored by the Gates Police Union, “The Keystone Club” in The Town of Gates – a suburb of the City of Rochester, New York.
The band was founded for the purpose of honoring our fallen brothers and sisters and to participate at official ceremonial events. Prior to it’s founding, there were no public safety pipe and drum bands in the local area. The original members had no prior pipe band experience and started building the organization from the ground up. Today the band has grown dramatically in members from various public safety agencies and includes a number of very dedicated civilians from the local community. The band travels throughout the upstate New York region performing at line of duty funerals and other special events. The Band/soloists participate in numerous events each year lending strong support to local Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS agencies as well as assisting local military units at their time of loss.
The band is proud to have participated in the Simpson Cup golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club. The tournament, is for wounded warriors from the United Kingdom and the United States, and alternates between the two nations.
2017 Performances to date: 2
90 Performances in 2016.
25 Events are on the schedule so far in 2017.
NEXT BOD: 5 Feb 17 @ 0900, GTH
NEXT GMM: 5 Mar @ 1100, GTH