We'll see you out there soon!
March has snuck up on up again this year.
The Band has been hard at practice for the upcoming parade season.
The D.C. Parade is back on this year. You can help keep the parade going.
Click below to donate.
St. Patrick's Parade of Washington D.C.
Here are some of the places that you can catch the Band this March.
See you out there!
Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade-Downtown Annapolis @ 1 PM
IAFF Legislative Conference
Washington D.C. St. Patrick's Day Parade-Constitution Ave. @ 12 PM
Emerald Society Parade After Party-DAR Constitution Hall @ 2-6 PM
D.C. Pub Crawl-TBA
The Band has a couple changes for the upcoming season.
The new face you will see leading the Band down the street is our newest Pipe Major Scott Blevins. Scott is a newly promoted Sergeant in the Department serving previously as a Wagon Driver at 4 Engine.
Returning to the Board as Band Manager after being dragged out of retirement is Henry Welsh. Henry is a founding member of the Band and also served as our first and long-time Pipe Major.
We regret to share the sad news that Technician Alex Graham of Engine 21 passed away yesterday, after suffering a medicinal emergency this past
Thursday at the Training Academy.
Technician Graham was not only a wagon driver, but he was the small motor repair man, and helped conduct pump testing among many other things for the
DCFD Apparatus Division.
Please keep the family of Technician Graham, Past and Present Members of Engine 21, and the members of the Department in your thoughts and prayers.
Rest In Peace Alex.
The Band is saddened by the death of Tom Suddath.
Tommy retired from Mongomery County Fire & Rescue as a Captain.
He was the Bands longtime photographer and could always be found
marching out front taking countless pictures.
He was a great friend and supporter of the Band and was awarded our
Espirit de Corps award for his dedication, commitment, and service to the Band.
He will be sorely missed, especially on Band trips.
Rest in Peace Tommy!
Check out the video on the Band. It will air on DCN, the
We Are Washington segment.