We sadly report the death of NYS  Trooper Timothy P. Pratt.

The Trooper died this morning, at Albany Medical Center, after being struck by a car in the Town of Wilton, in Troop G.

Further details to follow. God Bless the Trooper, his family, friends, and co-workers.


“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.”



It has been paid for with the blood of Patriots,

and the heroism of our American Fighting Men and Women.

Link to PDF version of 2016 Schedule. 2016-schedule-aa28



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.

Performances  to date: 78

105 Performances in 2015.

86 Events are on the schedule so far this year.




  “In Onoraigh Ar Marbh”

We Honor Our Fallen

Current photo albums may be found on our FACEBOOK page.