Membership Benefits:
  • free bagpipe or drumming instruction
  • members are provided a uniform/kit
  • tuition to the The National Piping Center or the North American Academy of Piping & Drumming
  • the satisfaction gained by helping the friends and families of fallen first responders
  • a chance to belong to and be a part of a tradition of pipe bands that serve those who serve us
  • the comraderie that is gained with being with like minded individuals who celebrate life and who "Honor the Fallen."
To become a member of the Newport News Police Pipes & Drums you must be a civic minded individual who is committed to helping the law enforcement, firefighter and first responder community in a very unique way.
  • You have to be committed to practicing and learning
  • You have to provide for yourself a practice chanter (bagpipers) or drums sticks and practice pad (drummers)
  • provide for any instructional material as requested by your instructor
  • you do not have to be a Newport News police officer to join
  • the band currently has active and retired police officers, sheriff's deputies, firefighters, retired military, officers of the court and those citizens who want to serve the greater good in a very unique way
  • you will be expected to make practices and when ready, performances
So you want to be in
the band?