RALEIGH'S PIPE BAND
Wake and District Public Safety Pipes and Drums
Music, Mission, Membership.
These tenets form our foundation; our measure of success.
The rank and file of our organization are from numerous public safety agencies in the RDU region – alongside active and retired members of the United State Military. In addition to those public safety and military members we are proud to be one of a handful of public safety bands which allow family members and friends to join our ranks. We take great pride in all we have accomplished and realize there is always a higher level of excellence to be won. We strive to be humble and grateful for our members, our collective talents and hard work, and the opportunities we have to perform and grow.
Today, under the musical leadership of Pipe Major Dalton Marshall and Drum Sergeant Michael Iannuzzi band members continue to work together to accomplish common goals, both on the field and off. While we focus on our goals in competition, we recognize our duty within the community to be in service and perpetuate the art form.
Wake and District has come a long way since our first gig on 10 September 2006. People come and go. Uniforms and tunes change. Through it all, Wake and District continues to grow into a formidable force.
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”.
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.
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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.