In 2012 the FDNY Pipes & Drum Bagpipe Band will be turning 50 years old. To help celebrate this milestone, we are creating a documentary film, which will highlight the rich and incredible history of this organization. For the past 50 years the band has played all over the world and has become an integral part of the New York City Fire Department. That was never more evident than after September 11, 2001 when the band played at every memorial service and funeral for the 343 Firefighters that were killed that day. The members of the band perform on a voluntary basis and receive no compensation for playing their instruments. The band is a nonprofit organization that relies on fund raising and charitable donations. This documentary is being written and produced by one of our very own band members. There is very little budget for this documentary, so it is being created through people’s charitable donations. All proceeds will go towards research, music rights, and mastering the final project.
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