Richmond County Pipes and Drums is a family orientated, community band based in Staten Island. The organization was founded in 1976 with several guiding principles that has made the band successful for almost 40 years. The most important principle is to further and encourage the study and practice in the arts of piping and drumming, its proper execution and its rituals and traditions. Secondary to this guiding principle is to foster a spirit of mutual respect, friendship and camaraderie among band, its respective members, friends and supporters.
We are always looking for new members to join us. The band offers FREE piping and drumming lessons to students of all ages. Beginners are always welcome, all we ask is that you like to have fun and are willing to participate in community activities throughout the year but especially during the month of March. We participate in events in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Long Island and New Jersey.
Practices are held every Thursday night at 7:30pm at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in the Eltingville section of Staten Island. We do occasionally break for a few weeks in summertime & around Christmas holidays, so please email ahead to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!