Brotherhood Above All
The Indianapolis Public Safety Pipes and Drums exists to continue the tradition of honoring our fallen public safety personnel. Made up of people from a multitude of safety backgrounds, the band performs, teaches and travels to foster brotherhood during the best and worst times in public safety.
The band travels all across the midwest region performing with other bands as part of the massed funeral band at Line of Death funerals. Additionally, we perform in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade and as the host band for the Fire Department Instructor's Conference in Indianapolis.
Meet the Band
Courtney has been playing bagpipes for 25 years, 17 of those with the band, and has been pipe major for 12.
Billy has been playing bagpipes with the band for 13 years. He has been pipe sergeant for 3 years
Mark has been piping for more than 25 years and has been with the band for 15 years. He has served as pipe major and currently serves as pipe sergeant
Chad recently took the mantle of drum major after the retirement of Drum Major Emeritus Clayton Thomas. HE started i the band as a snare drummer.
Ian serves as drum sergeant and manages the bass line of the drum corps.
Ryan serves as lead snare and manages the snare line of the drum corps.
Steve has been with the band since the police and fire bands merged into a single unit. He serves as pipe corporal for the band.
Neil serves as pipe corporal with the band and also serves as pipe major for the honor guard band at his home department.
Patty has been piping with the band for 15 years.
Pete has been playing with the band as a snare drummer and is currently learning to play bagpipes.
Jeff has been playing with the band for more than 10 years.
Troy has been with the band for one year.
Dan is a charter member of the band, having served as a bagpiper for more than 20 years.
Chris joined the band after the merger with the police pipe bands.
Brett graduated to the bass drummer role from the tenor line.
Isaiah recently joined the band as a second bass drummer.
Nick recently joined the band as a snare drummer.
Drum Major Emeritus
Clayton recently retired as Drum Major/Band Manager. Clayton served the band as a charter member and led the band for 20 years.
Luke Joined us this year as a piper.
Matt joined us this year as a piper