The Georgetown Fire Department Pipes and Drums Band hosted a two-day Bagpipes and Drums clinic at First Baptist Church in Georgetown Nov 3-5.
Members from fire department pipe bands across Texas attended. The number of pipes and drums bands in fire departments has grown to more than 30 in the last several years.
In the event of a fallen public servant, pipes and drums bands from across the state gather to pay tribute at the funeral by playing a common repertoire of music. Georgetown Fire Department Pipes and Drums provide the attendees with elite instruction as part of their mission statement.
Attendees received instruction from three piping instructors and five drumming instructors.
The band has a fund established with the Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation to accept tax deductible donations to help pay for instruments, equipment, and uniforms.