You Will Know Us By Our Hackles!
We are the Dubuque Fire Pipes & Drums. Dubuque, Iowa, USA, Earth.
It was a privilege for a contingent of the DBQFPD to play at the 20 year memorial of the 11 September 2001 attacks. So long ago, and yet so immediate. Our gratitude to all who serve and have served neighbors, known and unknown, selflessly. Never forget.
A sizable, enthusiastic contingent of the band traveled into the Land of Cheese (a.k.a., Wisconsin) to play in the village of Benton’s Labor Day Parade on Sunday, 5 September 2021. We had a lovely time and greatly appreciated the warm welcome — by the crowds along the parade route and the high-minded folks in theContinue reading “Labor Day Parade – Benton, Wisconsin”
‘Twas a fine day along the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa, yesterday. After a year’s pandemic hiatus, the Hooley was back. The Dubuque Fire Pipes & Drums were proud to be part of a robust line-up. It was good to “celebrate living,” as MC and musician Ian Gould reminded all of us throughout the day.Continue reading “2021 Irish Hooley – Celebrating with Gratitude”
We are motley crew of pipers and drummers who delight in making music and having a good time.
An Honor Band
As we are a fire department honor band, our first responsibility is to serve at events and funerals that honor firefighters and other first responders.
A Teaching Band
We are always looking to accompany folks in exploring and learning both drumming and piping.