PRAYERS FOR THE VICTIMS, SURVIVORS, AND THE COMMUNITY IN BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA. Words cannot begin to express the sorrow we all feel due to this tragedy.




CPD Bauer

Chicago Police Commander, Paul Bauer.

Murdered on 13 Feb 2018, while pursuing a known felon.



Ogalalla Police

An Officer with the Ogalala Souix nation was murdered when he responded to a domestic violence call Saturday, 10 Feb 2018.

The assault on the Blue Family continues!

Westerville PatchWPD SLain Officers


Officer Anthony Morelli and Officer Eric Joering

E.O.W. 10 February 2018

 The officers were murdered responding to a 911 hang-up call. The perp is in custody. God Bless the Officers, and give strength and comfort to the families, co-workers, and friends they leave behind.


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   Link to PDF version of 2018 Schedule.  2018 Event Schedule A23

 Those wishing to make memorial donations to the band, may do so by sending them to: Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drums, 1605 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624.

  “In Onoraigh Ar Marbh”

We Honor Our Fallen


 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.

You may now donate to the band through PayPal.

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.



2018 scheduled performances: 34

2017 Performances: 88             2016 Performances: 90

 Membership Application:

2017D Gates Membership Application


  “In Onoraigh Ar Marbh”

We Honor Our Fallen

 Current photo albums may be found on our FACEBOOK page.