The Peconic Warpipes Bagpipes and Drums of Long Island were founded in 1997 by Tim Buckley, the band's first Pipe major, John Stevens, Rich Smith and Jerry Buckley. It was not long before other experienced pipers and drummers joined the band along with several new students. The band has played too many functions to recount all of them, but a few notable exceptions are worth mentioning. The band had the honor of leading the Rocky Point Friends of St. Patrick Parade on Long Island in 1998 and 1999. We led and received the award for best band at the 50th anniversary Jamesport Fire Department Carnival Parade in 1999. The band won a trophy for Most Irish and the best pipeband award at the 2000 Patchogue St. Patricks Parade. We have also appeared live on News 12 Long Island, local cable access, and Long Island radio stations WRCN 103.9 FM and WALK 97.5 FM. The Band played at the Nassau Coliseum during half-time at a New York Saints game, the Long Island based lacrosse team. In January 2000, Tim Buckley turned over the job of Pipe Major to Tom Cummings.