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