The New Hampshire Police Association Pipes & Drums was formed following the tragic death of New Hampshire State Police Sgt. James Noyes. Sgt. Noyes was shot and killed in October 1994, during a stand off with an armed barricaded subject. After the Boston Police Gaelic Column played at the funeral, a search was initiated for potential players to start a New Hampshire Police Pipe Band. In December 1994 several dedicated individuals from various police departments got together for their first practice at Memorial High School in Manchester
After 2 years of dedicated practice, the band made its official debut in 1996, playing at the New Hampshire Police Memorial in Concord. Since 1996 the band has continued to grow and now has over 25 playing members form over a dozen law enforcement agencies within the state of NH.
The band performs at dozens of events annually throughout the state and New England.
More information about the band can be found here. Band History
The NHPA Pipes and Drums is hosting an Open House and Recruitment Drive on Tuesday December 9, 2014 at the Strangebrew Tavern 88 Market Street Manchester, NH from 6:00-9:00 pm. We currently provide instruction in piping and drumming so come learn more about the band and how you can become a member! Refreshments and appetizers will be served.
Please email Band Secretary Rich Spaulding at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can attend.
September 2014 New Hampshire Highland Games
August 16th, 2014 Londonderry Olde Home Days Parade
Slain N.H. Police Officer Honored at Memorial Service, May 21, 2014
Brentwood police officer Steve Arkell LODD May 12, 2014. A memorial service to honor and celebrate his life was held Wednesday May 21, 2014 at Exeter High School. For more >>>
New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, May 19, 2014
The memorial honors New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers who died while in the line of duty. There are a total of 43 names of officers who have died while in the line of duty etched on the walls of the memorial. The oldest was an officer who died in 1889; this fact just recently discovered after all these years. The fallen officers are honored each year in a ceremony at the site of the memorial. This service is in conjunction with the National Law Enforcement Memorial services held each year in the month of May in Washington, DC.
LODD – Brentwood Police Officer Steve Arkell killed following response to a reported domestic disturbance May 12, 2014
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Members of the New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drums join Gov. Maggie Hassan and all Granite Staters in mourning the loss of Officer Arkell, who died doing his job.
Funeral details to follow.
Band Finishes Third in Competition August 24, 2013
On Saturday August 24, 2013 the NH Police Association Pipes and Drums band travelled to beautiful Quechee VT to compete in their annual highland games. We are proud to announce that the band placed 3rd out of 6 bands who competed in the grade 5 level. Our instructors, Lezlie and Campbell Webster, deserve special recognition and our thanks as do all the band members who put in extra practice time in preparation. For more information about next year’s games in Quechee, VT please visit www.quecheescottishfestival.com.
The band will also be competing at the NH Highland Games at Loon Mountain, which are scheduled for Saturday September 21, 2013. For additional information, please check back on our web site or at http://www.nhscot.org/ .
Memorial for Greenland Chief Michael Maloney Tuesday April 19th, 2012
Chief Michael Maloney Memorial (Part 1)
Chief Michael Maloney Memorial (Part 2)
Chief Michael Maloney Memorial (Part 3)
Chief Michael Maloney Memorial (Part 4)
Chief Michael Maloney Memorial (Part 5)
Chief Michael Maloney Memorial (Part 6)
Chief Michael Maloney Memorial (Part 7)
April 2011 – Competing for the grade 5 category at the Nashua, NH indoor games. We placed 6th this time around.