Chris Slutman at the University of Delaware. We played alongside the FDNY Pipe Band, Dover Fire Dept. Pipe Band, and the Deleware State Troopers Pipe Band.
Rest in Peace Chris.
Another March is in the books. Thanks to everyone that came out to see us.
We had a great time and would also like to thank Alexandria, Annapolis, and Snowshoe, WV for bringing us out.
Hopefully next year we will be marching down Constitution Avenue again.
If you would like to help out the DC Parade, here's a link to their page.
DC St. Patrick's Day Parade Donations
Also, big thanks to everyone that bought tickets for our fundraiser and made it a great success. Congratulations to all of the winners. Checks are in the mail!
We have a busy couple months ahead. Stay tuned for where you can see us.
As most of you know by now, the D.C. St. Patrick's Day Parade has been cancelled this year due to cost restraints. You will still be able to see the Band marching in other parades throughout the area. Here is what we have planned for now....
Alexandria St. Patrick's Day Parade-King Street, Old Town Alexandria @ 12:30PM
Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade-Downtown Annapolis @ 1:00 PM
Ballhooter 2019 -Snowshoe, WV
Come on out and hit the slopes then party with the Band.
Check it out here........
Battalion Chief Henry Welsh
retired on December 7 after 33 years of service to the DCFD.
Chief Welsh is a founding member of the Band and as Pipe Major was the driving force in organizing the Band, getting guys to practice, and sounding good.
Congratulations on your retirement Henry!!
See you at practice.
The Band is saddened today by the passing of one of our own.
Retired Captain James Seavey Sr. passed away this morning at his home after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. “Jimmy”, as we all called him was the Band’s first appointed Honor Guard Sergeant. Jimmy took on the task of maintaining our flags and equipment needed for the honor guard. Our honor guard plays a very important role to the band as it represents our band motto, “Onóir, Meòraich, Beatha, Greadhan” which is Irish Gaelic for "Honor, Remember, Represent, Celebrate". Jimmy was with the band as it formed back in 2002, lending any kind of support needed. He helped arrange places to practice and whatever behind the scene task needed to be done during an event. Like everything Jimmy had his hands on, he was ALL-IN. Captain Seavey was a legend on the job as well. He mentored everyone who came across his eyes with such a genuine attention to detail. He spent his off days contributing countless hours to Cabin John Park VFD, Maryland State Fireman’s Assoc, Montgomery Co. Fire, International Fire Chiefs, the list just goes on. We could never sum up how much Jimmy Seavey will be missed in a single post. He touched thousands of lives and we are grateful for his friendship and dedication to the band.
Rest Easy Captain James Seavey Sr.
We've got the watch.
Here are some pictures of The Band marching in the Capitals Championship Parade. Thanks again to the Capitals and their owner Ted Leonsis.
We had a great time!