The Band had the honor to play at the service in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of September 11th at Washington National Cathedral.
The Band regrets to announce the passing of Arthur Murray.
Art was a charter member of the Emerald Society and the Band, taking up the bagpipes at the age of 70. He was appointed to the DCFD in 1955 and retired a Lieutenant in 1979. Art celebrated his 90th birthday in March.
He still regularly attended Band practices and events.
Everyone will miss Art's never-ending supply of stories.
We love you Art!
It's been a long year. The last time the Band got to play together was the 2020 Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade. There were no parades for us this year but we did manage to get out on St. Paddy's Day.
Special thanks to Eddie Conway & Garry's Grill in Severna Park, MD for giving us a place to play and to have a few cold ones together.
Video courtesy of DC Fire & EMS
On October 28th the Band had the honor of playing for the funeral service of retired Marine Lt. Col. Paul Hudson. Hudson was one of three pilots killed on January 23rd when their C-130 Hercules tanker crashed while fighting wildfires in Australia. Hudson was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Our very own Jimmy "The Lungs" Mazzara has been touring the DC metro area lifting the spirits of those affected by the coronavirus. He's made the rounds at local hospitals and has played at numerous DC monuments. Take a look at a couple of the news stories below, complete with the Pat Collins treatment.
Jimmy has decided to start a fundraiser for the World Central Kitchen.
If you want to donate, click the button below.
Pat Collins NBC Washington Story
Band Fundraiser @
The Irish Channel