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 that NOVA is hosting a bagpipe readiness workshop to help fine tune any issues and to just get some good hands on with top notch folks.

If there is anything else passed along, I will be sure to post here and on the NFFF Pipes and Drums Emmitsburg Facebook page. Safe travels to all coming in and we hope to see you Friday night at the band get together.

Stay safe, Ivan and Odie