Covering Morris and Sussex Counties in North West New Jersey, the Police Pipes & Drums of Morris County is a band made up of active and retired law enforcement officers dedicated to maintaining the traditions and the music of the great highland bagpipe.
For hundreds of years, the sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe has been heard throughout the hills and valleys of Scotland and Ireland, serving as an instrument of war, of celebration and rememberance. This tradition was brought to the United States with the immigrant sons from those countries who found work as Police Officers and Fireman and is continued today with the men and women of the Police Pipes and Drums of Morris County.
In 1997, it was decided that Morris County needed it's own band and a small group of dedicated officers began the process of forming what has become the Police Pipes & Drums of Morris County under the direction of SFC Joe Keely Sr. Now with a membership of over 25 active members and a strong core of students learning the craft, this band serves as a magnificent representative of the Morris County Fire and Police communities and proudly plays at events all over the country.
Made up entirely of volunteers, the members of this band are all working Police Officers and Firemen who spend a great deal of their own time and money to ensure that our brothers and sisters are properly served during times of celebration and sorrow. Due to this dedication, the proud tradition will continue in Morris County.
You are invited to explore this site to learn more about the dedicated men and women who make up your Police Pipes and Drums.
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