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.

2022 Memorial Weekend to be Held October 7-9th

Fellow NFFF Pipes and Drums Members, The staff at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial has made a decision to hold Memorial Weekend next year over the weekend of October 7-9th.  The original plan was to move the weekend to the spring but that did not pan out due to other factors.  Please see the message link below for the detailed information and when the time comes, registration will be sent out accordingly. If you are staying local, please reserve a room at a local hotel ASAP before they fill up. Stay safe and we hope everyone's holidays are good, Ivan, Odie and the rest of your NFFFPD Leadership

9/16/2021 Update Post - Memorial Weekend Registration Closes Tomorrow

Memorial Weekend for 2021 is still a go and will be held on campus.  Registration for the weekend closes tomorrow 9/17/2021.   If you are attending and have not registered yet you MUST do so by tomorrow.  Here is the link to the registration portal:  NFFFM Registration Link Updated Info for the Memorial The Memorial on Sunday, Band rehearsal and Candlelight Vigil on Saturday will all be held on campus.  An additional update will be sent out after registration closes with times and such.  Here is the Official Safety Plan for Memorial Weekend that will be followed: NFFF Memorial Weekend Safety Plan As you read through the plan, please remember  IT IS ALL ABOUT THE FAMILIES! Pipe Band leadership is working diligently to work with-in the rules that have been set and honor our fallen through our musical abilities. ******** ***Prior to any registering, make sure you go to the Tunes page on this website  and ensure  you are up on the required tunes before you plan a trip*** Additionally, man

2021 Update Post

Memorial Weekend for 2021 is being currently planned by National Fallen Firefighters Foundation leadership.    A few key points that we know currently: As you read through information please remember IT IS ALL ABOUT THE FAMILIES. PERIOD! We do not know how many pipes and drums members will be allowed on campus yet. We will send information out as soon as possible. Registration will open soon for pipes and drums and honor guard members. We will send an update once we are told it opens up. I highly recommend registering ASAP even before we know our final total so we can plan around the numbers we will have.   *** VERY IMPORTANT *** ALL pipes and drums members (along with all Staff and HG involved) MUST be vaccinated to get on campus and be involved in the weekend. This is a FEMA and Command Staff requirement and there is no getting around it. Please do not reach out about getting around this requirement as it will not happen. If something changes we will forward out but it looks like i

NFFFPD Memorial Weekend Update 9-25-2020

 The website page for 2020 Memorial Weekend has been updated with information for those attending.  Please go there and see the updates.  Safe travels for all heading into town for the weekend.  ~P/M Browning

NFFFPD Website Update - 9-8-2020

An alternate page has been set up and added on this website for 2020 schedule of events. It is located on the list of pages to the left of the home page.   Everything is still dynamic but we have the times pretty much slotted for the weekends activities. As logistics are finalized, the page will be updated and should be considered the official location for information. Any questions please contact a band officer. ~P/M Browning

Band Update for 2020 Memorial

  ****SPECIAL UPDATE 08/22/2020**** As reported in our last update, Pipes and Drums leadership has been working on a way for the band to honor our fallen during the weekend originally scheduled for Memorial Weekend. I am happy to report that we have received approval to play Sunday morning October 4th, outside at the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Basilica. This is right next door to the National Fire Academy and we will be utilizing the large field where parking was last year so our beautiful music travels across the area of the memorial. The  TENATIVE  playing time is between 0900-1000 where the band will circle up following whatever outside social distancing rules are in effect here in Maryland and play through all of our sets. Once done, we will need to depart from the site quickly so we do not impede the church services for the day. This event will just be for pipes and drums. Nothing extravagant, no flair, just a group of brothers and sisters getting together to pay respects for our f