You Will Know Us By Our Hackles!

We are the Dubuque Fire Pipes & Drums. Dubuque, Iowa, USA, Earth.

First Annual Piping Clinic

This past weekend – 5-6 March 2022 – your Dubuque Fire Pipes and Drums held its first annual piping clinic. We had the good pleasure of hosting and learning from Mr. Andy Fusco, Pipe Major of the Las Vegas Pipe Band and Dojo University bagpipe instructor. Recently, our band has committed to (at least) a…

With Gratitude

On this 11 November 2021, the Dubuque Fire Pipes & Drums were honored to participate in the annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony at the Mystic Ice Arena in Dubuque. The event is organized and hosted by the Dubuque American Legion Post #6, to whom we are grateful for their warm hospitality. The last few weeks the…

9/11 Twenty Years On

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.

The Band

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.

Memorial Day 2021 – Belvedere Mansion, Galena, Illinois