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The JFRD Pipes & Drums is a Highland Bagpipe Band based in Jacksonville, Florida. Pipe bands have a rich heritage and have long been associated with fire departments, police, and military groups throughout the world. The JFRD Pipes & Drums was formed in February 2012 with experienced and novice members. The JFRD Pipes & Drums is a non-profit organization supporting the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and Honor Guard. We originally formed as the North Florida Emerald Society, (NFES) in Oct, 2011. We are a band consisting of both career firefighters and volunteers. Our members are associated with various local fire departments.
Our goal is to encourage and support Scottish and Irish culture in our community by providing musical instruction for novice students and accomplished pipers and drummers. We provide the opportunity to support and represent the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and Honor Guard for the City of Jacksonville, and to promote Celtic culture through participation in area events. We take great pride in the opportunity to honor our fallen brothers and sisters by providing the unique and traditional sound of a bagpipe band. The band is committed to playing the finest in traditional Scottish and Irish music for both private and public audiences and is open for membership to anyone interested.
The JFRD Pipes & Drums provides the opportunity for anyone in Jacksonville and the surrounding area to learn to play either the bagpipes or drums in a highland pipe band. Lessons are provided free of charge to anyone who is willing to commit the time and self-discipline to learn. We do so by relying on those generous enough to make donations. The band meets for rehearsal every Thursday at the JFRD Headquarters building at 515 N. Julia Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
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