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A documentary celebrating the 50 year history of The New York City Fire Department Bagpipe Band.

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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    You will receive a sticker of the official FDNY Pipes & Drums logo

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    You will receive a sticker with the Band Logo and a 50th Anniversary pint glass

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    You will recieve an official FDNY Pipes & Drums 50th Anniversary T-Shirt, a pint glass and your name on the "Thank You" page of the bands website.

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    An official 50th Anniversary T-Shirt, Pint Glass, a DVD copy of the film and a sticker of the band logo.

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    T-Shirt, Pint Glass, Sticker and a DVD copy of the finished documentary. Plus, a Bagpiper will record a personalized video wishing you or a friend Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary etc, and will play a tune dedicated to you. This will be delivered via the internet. (2 - 3 minute video) You will also get a "Special Thanks" credit at the end of the film.

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    T-Shirt, Pint Glass, Sticker and a DVD copy of the finished documentary. Plus a personalized video with a message of your choosing (Happy Birthday, Happy St. Patricks Day, etc) from The Drum Major and a band performance. (Estimated time of video 2 minutes, delivered via the internet)You will also get a "Special Thanks" credit at the end of the film.

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    Two VIP tickets to the FDNY Pipes & Drums 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance on September 15, 2012 at Citi Field. (Home of the New York Mets) Includes cocktail hour on the field with a live Band Performance, dinner with live music, and after hour party. (Travel Not Included) You will also receive two 50th Anniversary T-Shirts, 2 pint glases, 2 Stickers of the band logo and a DVD of film. You will also get a "Special Thanks" credit at the end of the film.

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    Two VIP tickets to the FDNY Pipes & Drums 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance on September 15, 2012 at Citi Field. (Home of the New York Mets) Includes cocktail hour on the field with a live Band Performance, dinner with live music, and after hour party. (Travel Not Included) You will also receive a live Band Performance at a location of your choosing in the New York Metropolitan area. (Gaurenteed at least 15 members of the band to appear) You will also receive two 50th Anniversary T-Shirts, 2 pint glases, 2 Stickers of the band logo and a DVD of film. You will also get a "Special Thanks" credit at the end of the film. (NOTE: Live performance must be within the ethical guidlines of the Bagpipe Band)

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