Montgomery County Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums

Brotherhood Through Music since 2005

The Montgomery County Firefighter Pipes and Drums is a combination pipe band serving the greater Washington area and beyond.

Board of directors

Brian Hagberg  
President


Michael Skidmore  
Vice President


Maggie Martinez  
Recording Secretary


Carrie Krest  
Treasurer


Ivan Browning   
Pipe Major


Peter Leong   
Drum Sgt.


Bryan Stottlemyer
Quartermaster

Band manager


Bonnie Blandford   

bagPipers


Ivan Browning   
Pipe Major

Michael Skidmore Jr.   
Pipe Sgt.

Daniel Friz   
Pipe Corp.

Rick Blandford  

Russell Blinkhorn  

Bill Blinkhorn  

James Martinez    

Greg DeHaven

Rod McPhee

Mike Frisk

Student Pipers

 Larry Ansted  

Dan Shealy

Roger Fessenden

Steve Hagberg

Mark Richter

Rob Rogers

Drummers

Peter Leong  

Drum Sgt.     

Jaymie Birney  

Drum Corp.

Brian Hagberg  

Drum Corp. & Bass

Snare

Kyle Crutchley  

Roger Testerman

Bryan Stottlemyer

Tenor

Jaymie Birney    

Bonnie Blandford   

Amanda King   

Dani Crane   

Tim Sugrue

Laura Stottlemyer

Carrie Krest

Mike Leigh

Bass

Lee Guzinski   

James Ridgley   

Brian Hagberg 

Student Drummers

Nelson Ortiz

Drum Major

Tyrone DeMent

instructors

Bagpipe Instructor

Kevin Watkins

Tom Cangelosi

band boosters

Rick Morrissey

Maggie Martinez

Michele Ruth        

Jill Wood        

Kerry Birney     

K. Friz   

Matt Trivett       

Randy Carter   

Monica Skidmore

Carol Berry   

Mitch Bigott   

Dawn Bilder   

Kate Blandford  (webmaster)

Monty Crown (booster coordinator)    

Bert Gromberg   

Jessica Moyers   

Amy Roberts   

Kevin McAteer   

Crystal Schooler   

Dick Blandford

Dottie Blandford  

Kevin Nichols   

Erik Blandford

Ashley Frisch 

Ashley Testerman 

Honorary members

Stephanie Doyle   

Chief Tom Carr  

Scott Doyle  

Dave Doyle  

Eda Doyle  

Chief Michael Clemens

Jeanne Smith   

Beverly Hagberg

 

 

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New Member Q & A

Q: What positions are available?

A: Bagpipes, Snare Drum, Tenor Drum, Bass Drum, Drum Major, Color Guard and Booster.

Q: Who can be in the band?

A: Any MCFRS FF or EMT active or retired. Any family member of MCFRS, Any outside agency police, fire, EMT or Military. Any person not affiliated with a public safety department not to exceed 20% of band membership.

Q: How much money will this cost me?

A: First year, Piper students $80 for chanter, Drumming students $50 sticks and pad.

Q: When and where do you practice?

A: Wednesday nights in Mt. Airy at 6:30, subject to change with advanced notification.

Q: Who purchases my instrument?

A: Each individual will purchase their own instrument. Bagpipes $1200 Snare $700 Tenor $500 Bass drum no cost (band owned).

Q: What does the band supply?

A: At this time the band supplies 2 Badges, 1 Doublet, Plaid Broach, Hose and Free instruction.

Q: What uniform items do I purchase?

A: Each uniform item will be purchased over time period as you progress with instrument of choice. Kilt, Sporran, Glengarry.

Q: How do I start?

A: Send an Email to recruitment@mcffpipesanddrums.org  Come to practice!