Upcoming events, May – October 2015

May 22 1000hrs the NH Police Memorial

June 7th Fisher cats game, time to be determined

June 14th Bunker Hill Parade.

June 26th is the NHPA Convention.

July 4th Amherst and Merrimack parades.

August 15th Londonderry Old Homes

Sept 12 Sandown Parade

Sept 18-20 Highland Games, Loon

Oct 16 Congressional Awards

Come Celebrate With Us On St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2015

NH Police Pipes and Drums Band St Patt’ys Day schedule

Please come out and support the NHPA PIPES & DRUMS during our annual pub crawl celebrating St Patrick’s Day. We will be making stops to local pubs that have been strong supporters of us, and now it’s time to celebrate together. Come swing by one, two or all the locations, listening to the band play as you raise a pint. As always, we look forward to seeing you, and thank you for your loyalty and support!

07:00 Radisson Hotel Nashua
Spit Brook Road Exit 1
Nashua, NH 03060

11:15 Salem Boys and Girls Club Corn Beef and Cabbage Lunch Served
3 Geremonty Drive
Salem, NH 03079

13:30 The Halligan Tavern
32 West Broadway
Derry, NH 03038

14:45 Killarney’s Pub
Northeastern Boulevard
Nashua, NH 03060

15:30 The Peddler’s Daughter
48 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03063

16:45 The Tilted Kilt
Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063

18:00 Milly’s Tavern
Manchester, NH 03101

19:00 The Wild Rover
21 Kosciuszko Street
Manchester, NH 03101

20:00 The Strange Brew Tavern
88 Market Street
Manchester, NH 03101


March 6, 2015 NHPA Pipes and Drums Annual Fundraising Dinner

The NHPA Pipes and Drums invites you to attend our annual fundraising dinner to be held Friday March 6, 205 at the Alpine Club 175 Putnam Stret Manchester, NH. Tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased at the door. Sure to be a great time!

smallpipesOne of our great raffle prizes is a set of Gibson Cocobolo Brass Fireside Bagpipes in Key of Bb
Gibson Fireside Bagpipes are a wonderful addition to your selection of instruments. They have a warm tone that is perfect for performing indoors or with other instruments. A stand alone instrument that has unique elements that make it surprisingly versatile. The fireside pipes come with a bass, a baritone and a tenor drone to create a substantial and full sound. The drones are designed to be turned off by twisting the drone stock so that you can have ease of use to create the sound you want.



Amherst New Hampshire 4th of July Parade

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

2103_holiday_parade_Halligan_Xmas_tree_smallDecember 9, 2014 Recruitment Drive and Open House

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 rspaulding@nhpolicepipeband.com if you can attend.


2014 NHPA Anniversay logo

September 2014 New Hampshire Highland Games

2104 New Hampshire Highland Games

August 16th, 2014 Londonderry Olde Home Days Parade

Londonderry 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 >>>

WMUR.com coverage here >>>






New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, May 19, 2014

2014 New Hampshire Police Memorial Service

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

Brentwood Police Officer Steve Arkell

AP Photo/The Portsmouth Herald, Ryan O’Leary

To learn more, click here

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

April 2011 – Competing for the grade 5 category at the Nashua, NH indoor games. We placed 6th this time around.