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) aContinue reading “First Annual Piping Clinic”
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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 theContinue reading “With Gratitude”
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.
Labor Day Parade – Benton, Wisconsin
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”
2021 Irish Hooley – Celebrating with Gratitude
‘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”
Dubuque Hooley – This Saturday!
Come check out the Dubuque Fire Pipes and Drums at this year’s Dubuque Irish Hooley! It’s going to be quite the party! We did a little run-through at the Alliant Amphitheater last evening as the storm clouds rolled around and over the mighty Mississippi. The band will be playing at the opening ceremonies at noon,Continue reading “Dubuque Hooley – This Saturday!”
9/11 Memorial – Jesup, Iowa
A contingent of the band was honored to participate together with the Jesup Fire Department and the Buchanan County Honor Guard in welcoming the traveling 9/11 museum back to Jesup, Iowa. As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, it was a moving reminder of the resiliency of community in the face of adversity. OurContinue reading “9/11 Memorial – Jesup, Iowa”
4th of July – Bellevue, Iowa
It was our honor to play in the Heritage Days / 4th of July Parade in Bellevue, Iowa. We have had the honor of playing in this parade for many years, and it is an annual highlight of our band’s schedule. The route is always lined with enthusiastic bagpipe-loving folk. We are deeply grateful toContinue reading “4th of July – Bellevue, Iowa”