WE ARE RALEIGH'S PIPE BAND
Welcome to WAKE&DISTRICT
BAGPIPES.DRUMS // RALEIGH.NC.USA
The band performs privately, publicly, and competes across North America (G3, G4 and G5). We take great pride in all we have accomplished and realize there is always a higher level of excellence to be achieved. We strive to be humble and grateful for our members, our collective talents, our hard work, and the opportunities we have to perform and grow.
Music from the pipes and drums breathe a sense of passion and pride to those who hear it. From funerals, to competitions or stage performances — we strive to balance the requirements of our performances with the skill level of our players.
Our Mission dictates our priority, first and foremost is to honor our fallen comrades. Today, the Mission continues to serve as our foundation and inspirational goal for our members, families, friends and fans around the world. It guides our day-to-day progress and reminds us our efforts are woven into the lives of others. FOR OUR FALLEN is everything we stand for.
Our members are police officers, lawyers, engineers, students, machinists, Doctors to name but a few and all are tremendous individuals who share the common goal of being a successful and competitive pipe band. Want to join?
Like most bands, Wake and District has gone through a ton of equipment and uniforms through the years.
Today, we proudly use gear from some of the following manufacturers and vendors.
Follow the LEARN MORE link for our reviews and recommendations.
FOR OUR FALLEN.
Branding + Design by VAST.
Vast Design helped Wake and District represent who we are through a creative, strong and humble design which speaks volumes. The mark consists of the letters “F-O-F” making the shape of a shield. In the center is our checkered battenburg pattern worn by band members in our glengarry hats. The checkerboard pays tribute to the City of Chicago Police Department where one of our founding members served.
The mark represents everything Wake and District stands for, “For Our Fallen”.
Partnerships are formed between a number of individuals, agencies or organizations with a shared interest. There is usually an overarching purpose to work together on a range of specific objectives. Wake & District is proud of all of our partnerships established over the years who support our mission to honor our fallen comrades and promote cultural heritage and enrich our community by providing traditional Bagpipe and Drum music.
While our supporters do include all of our family, friends and co-workers — we would like to point out just a few organizations who continue to support our aims and objectives.
SPIRIT OF '76 PIPE BAND
The Spirit of '76 Pipe Band* is a composite group of bagpipers and drummers representing the United States of America.
The band represents the very Spirit of '76; a time in our Nation when our founding fathers were fighting for — and declaring independence from Great Britain. Music played a pivotal role during these times. Today music unites us.
* The Spirit of '76 Pipe Band is part of the Wake and District family of bands.