From parades and pubs to concerts and small gatherings…
WE BRING DISTINCTION. The Wake and District was formed to provide bagpipes and drums at funeral services for public safety officers who were killed in the line of duty.
In addition to providing a distinguishing feature for a fallen hero’s funeral – the band is available for hire for other events… From solo pipers for official public safety events, weddings, funerals, and any number of celebratory events, to mini bands or even the full band for a parade or corporate event THE BAND IS AVAILABLE.
Contact the band at or call us at 919.374.8166
When considering to hire a bagpiper or pipe band for your event to balance the requirements of the performance with the proficiency of the player or band. Our members have extensive repertoires, and experience on handling problematic performance requirements and issues. We would be pleased to provide audio and video files for your consideration.
WANT YOUR EVENT REMEMBERED?
Why not add the skirl of the pipes and drums? Wake & District provides a musical experience with kilts and bagpipes and drums which is second to none! Since 2006 Wake and District has played at various engagements throughout the Raleigh-Durham region and are experienced in putting together a varied and entertaining musical program which will suit your specific needs. Please contact us for a non-committal talk – and let us help you make your engagement even more festive and colorful.
WHAT IS A PIPE BAND SUITABLE FOR?
Pipe bands, mini-bands or solo players attend a huge variety of public, private and corporate engagements throughout the year. Since 2006 our members have played at all kinds of imaginable venues including the Syngenta RTP groundbreaking, USO Gala, Jimmy V Gala and Golf Tournament, on stage with the Chieftains, Seven Nations, Albannach or on parade in Raleigh, North Myrtle Beach or Winston-Salem; the presence of the pipes and drums bring distinction to any event.
HOW DO WE SOUND?
The skirl of the bagpipes and war beat of the drums are LOUD (111-122 dBc at 1 meter). For reference, 111 decibels is equivalent to how loud a pneumatic drill is. Indoors, pipes can reach decibel levels up to 116, which is as loud as a chainsaw. Snare drums can hit up to 122 decibels. The noise level can be louder than the sound produced by a jet engine at takeoff.
While designed as outdoor instruments - we can work with you to right size the band for your application and venue. Talk to us.
WHAT CAN I GET?
We will tailor the engagement to suit your specific needs. You can get everything from a solo piper to a large band with 40-50 bagpipers and drummers. We are delighted to assist with information and advice on what fits your engagement. The number of guests, the surroundings and whether the event is in or outdoors are important factors to keep in mind when deciding on the size of band.
A full band: 20-30 pipers and drummers
A mini-band: 4 pipers and 3 drummers
A trio: 2 pipers and 1 drummer
A solo player: 1 piper
HOW DO WE LOOK?
A performing pipe band wearing full uniform is an impressive sight. We always perform in traditional highland attire with kilts, knee stockings and the classic cap (a glenngarry). The colors of the bagpipes and drums match the uniform, and provide a complete finish. Experiencing a pipe band makes an impression of both sight and sound.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our prices vary depending on how many players are needed, how long they are to play, travel distance, etc. Please contact us for a non-committal talk. Wake & District is a federally registered 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions and fees are tax deductible.
WAKE & DISTRICT
We are a federally registered 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible
NC nonprofit identification number is 0861654
Department of Revenue 501c3 EIN 20-5483320