Heroes of Public Safety Monument

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.

Our Story

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

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Courtney Rice

Pipe Major

Courtney has been playing bagpipes for 25 years, 17 of those with the band, and has been pipe major for 12.

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Billy MacLeod

Pipe Sergeant

Billy has been playing bagpipes with the band for 13 years. He has been pipe sergeant for 3 years

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Mark Wills

Pipe Sergeant

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

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Chad Tatman

Drum Major

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.

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Ian Reppert

Drum Sergeant

Ian serves as drum sergeant and manages the bass line of the drum corps.

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Ryan Miller

Drum Sergeant

Ryan serves as lead snare and manages the snare line of the drum corps.

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Steven Bond

Pipe Corporal

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.

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Neil Reeves

Pipe Corporal

Neil serves as pipe corporal with the band and also serves as pipe major for the honor guard band at his home department.

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Patty Powell

Bagpiper

Patty has been piping with the band for 15 years.

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Pete Arcamo

Snare Drummer

Pete has been playing with the band as a snare drummer and is currently learning to play bagpipes.

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Jeff Campbell

Bagpiper

Jeff has been playing with the band for more than 10 years.

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Troy Clements

Bagpiper

Troy has been with the band for one year.

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Dan Davis

Bagpiper

Dan is a charter member of the band, having served as a bagpiper for more than 20 years.

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Chris Dickerson

Bagpiper

Chris joined the band after the merger with the police pipe bands.

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Brett Havlin

Bass Drummer

Brett graduated to the bass drummer role from the tenor line.

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Isaiah Hart

Bass Drummer

Isaiah recently joined the band as a second bass drummer.

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Nick O'Hare

Snare Drummer

Nick recently joined the band as a snare drummer.

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Clayton Thomas

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.

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Luke Cody

Bagpiper

Luke Joined us this year as a piper.

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Matt Fullington

Bagpiper

Matt joined us this year as a piper

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