Interested in Joining?

If interested in joining BCFPD Pipes & Drums, we welcome your inquiries. The band always needs pipers and drummers with experience who can join the band after demonstrating basic mastery of band repertoire. Also, instruction is available for beginning pipers and drummers (side, tenor, and bass) who are interested in band membership after learning the core repertoire. Membership requires availability on Tuesday evenings for practice and some Saturdays during the active season.

A beginning bagpiper typically spends 6-9 months learning technique and tunes on a practice chanter before moving onto the Great Highland Bagpipe. As you progress, we will work with you to learn our repertoire and to prepare you for band membership. Start-up costs are approximately $80 for a practice chanter and lesson book. Purchasing a Great Highland Bagpipe will cost approximately $1200. The band has one loaner set for use by beginners while assessing permanent interest. Learning time for Scottish drumming is much shorter, depending on prior experience and drumming skills. Snare drummers need to provide their own drumsticks. Upon joining the band, most the required uniform is provided with small pieces purchased by individual members.

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT SUNDAY.
Heat index will reach 105 to 115 each afternoon and
early evening.
The combination of hot temperatures and high
humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness. The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures and high humidity will occur. In
addition, nighttime conditions will remain warm and muggy providing little chance for relief.
This combination will create
a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are likely, especially for those living in un-air conditioned homes or
apartments.
People in the Warning area are advised to avoid poorly ventilated areas and prolonged work in the sun. Use air conditioning in your house or apartment if it is working correctly. If you do not have air conditioning, keep your house or apartment well ventilated with fans, and try to spend some time in an air conditioned environment to give your body a break
from the heat.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Where is the baby? LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK ! Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
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