NFFFM Pipes and Drums Introduction

Welcome to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums website.  This is where all pipes and drums information related to NFFF Memorial Weekend will be located. The page links with specific information are located on the left of the site, on top of the banner.  Please click on them to look around and get what you need. You can sign-up to receive updates via email by clicking on the SUBSCRIPTION button at the top of the page. Please don't hesitate to reach out to one of the band officer contacts for questions you may have. Our mission is to honor our National Fire Service brothers and sisters who have died in the line of duty by providing their families, friends and co-workers with a proper sounding and competent fire service massed band during Memorial Weekend. We look forward to you attending Memorial Weekend with us to honor the fallen.
Memorial Weekend Update    I hope everyone is well as Memorial Weekend is just over a week away. Our numbers are a little lower with the switch to the spring this year with 72 pipers (down from 78) and 43 drummers (down from 66) attending. We will continue to honor our fallen and comfort their families with heartfelt music as we always do. Some items of note for this year: Bring rain gear. There is no alternate location this year and the event will be held on campus rain or shine with the potential for delays due to any storms. Check-in is at Liberty Mountain Resort and NOT  Mount Saint Mary's. More specific direction should be coming from the NFFF but you need to note the change and plan accordingly. We hope to have parking at the Basilica property just behind the rear fence life the past few years. If weather prevents this, personnel need to be prepared to go to Liberty Mountain Resort and get a shuttle. THIS IS A 20-30 MINUTE TRIP DUE TO THE DISTANCE, PLAN ACCORDINGLY! Reminder

2023 NFFF Information

 Fellow NFFF Pipes and Drums Members, The staff at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial has made a decision to hold Memorial Weekend this year over the weekend of May 5th-7th. If you are staying local, please reserve a room at a local hotel ASAP before they fill up as there is a lot going on in the area that weekend. This is a transition year moving to the Spring so expect a lot of moving pieces as we work through different logistics.  Below is the registration information for this year from the NFFF Staff. Reach out with any questions. Stay safe, Ivan, Odie and the rest of your NFFFPD Leadership ****************************************************************** Dear Honor Guard, Pipes & Drums Personnel, The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation cordially invites Honor Guard, Pipes & Drums personnel to register to participate during the 42 nd  annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend on May 5-7, 2023, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. On this special weekend, a gratef