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rich hartman

Visited August 22, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

contact me 816 820 3646. trying to start a kc metro band

John Lanham

Visited June 24, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

Hello, My name is John Lanham. I am a firefighter/emt with the Irvington Fire Dept located approximately 60 miles east of St. Louis. I am the founder and president of the Washington County Fire Service Honor Guard. I too was new to the area 3 years ago and saw a need for an Honor Guard. What I lack is a Bagpiper. I would love to learn myself and am totally committed to doing so, the problem is I have no idea where to start. I have done some research and have come to understand that I should purchase a practice chanter. Any help you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Pictures of my team can be found by searching Washington County Fire Service Honor Guard on facebook. Our latest detail was the LODD of Firefighter Corey Shaw of the Du Quoin Illinois Fire Dept. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon..JOHN LANHAM

Ted Wenk

Visited February 6, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

Thanks guys and gals for all you do!

Matt Wilson

Visited December 26, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

Im from St.Charles originally and now im firefighter for georgetown texas.Have a buddy back home that told me about yall and just wanted to say howdy and keep playin


Visited August 23, 2009 @ 11:48 pm

"Trí na chéile a thógtar na cáisléain" Translation: "In our togetherness as a team castles are built"

Rob Miller

Visited July 23, 2009 @ 1:24 am

Cool site.

Bill Haggard

Visited October 19, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

On behalf of the Jeffco Fire Engine Rally committee, I want to thank the Greater St. Louis Area Firefighters Highland Guard for their recent participation at the 15th Annual Jeffco Fire Engine Rally in Herculaneum, Missouri. Thank you for making a very professional presentation during our opening ceremony. Thanks again! Hopefully, you can participate again next year. Bill Haggard Chairman Jeffco Fire Engine Rally

sharon avery

Visited September 4, 2008 @ 9:25 pm

Just wanted to ask some questions concerning bagpipes. I am considering taking lessons and need to know if u can recommend anyone. i found a website that offers instruments and lessons. My greatgrandma was Scottish and I remember her playing the pipes as a very little girl. but she died before i was old enough to get her to teach me how to play. Has been one of my life long ambitions to learn. I enjoy bagpipes and the Highland Guards everywhere. Thanks for your attention.

Marjis Sellge

Visited March 6, 2008 @ 5:52 pm

Hello, I work for Rockwood School District in Wildwood, Missouri. I am a staff member for Pond Elementary School Adventure Club program. We have encouraged our students to walk to learn a lifelong healthy physical fitness skill and this year our group selected Ullapool,Scotland as our destination. Our goal was to walk the equivilent of the miles to walk to Ullapool for the school year. Our group has walked 5384 miles so far. Our expectations have been exceeded so greatly, that we have hosting a family party to celebrate and were hoping to arrange a bagpiper so the students can experience real Scottish music. Our budget is limited, so we were hoping for a volunteer. Our event is scheuled for April 9th between 5 and 7 P.M. If there is anybody available from your group, could you please let me know. If you have nobody available, could you let me know if there is anybody else you would suggest? Thank you for your help, Marji Sellge Assistant Facilitator Pond Elementary School 17200 Manchester Road Grover, MO 63040 636-458-7264 ext.121

Duane Dickison

Visited February 12, 2008 @ 9:58 am

Just wanted to say hi. Web site looks good.

Jeffrey Cornell

Visited December 11, 2007 @ 1:43 am

Thank You

Chris Gibbons

Visited December 11, 2007 @ 1:43 am

This is just great and reflects how rich of history the fire service and firefighters are.

Orange County Fire Authority Pipes & Drums Ca.

Visited September 19, 2007 @ 6:51 am

As we just wrapped up the memorial, playing together in Colorado, we are saddend to hear of the loss of one of your pipe band members. Please execpt or condolences from Orange County Califorina. Your band is in our thoughts and prayers.

Ray Fineron

Visited August 6, 2007 @ 6:22 pm

We just started a Chicago FD Pipes & Drums and I was looking around at other FD pipe band sights. I liked this one alot.

Michael H. White

Visited July 28, 2007 @ 12:11 pm

I recently retired from DoD Civil Service & Military. I have had a dream of playing the Pipes ever since I heard them the first time, I just ordered my chanter from Kilberry in UK. On Tues, 24 July I read the article in the Post-Dispatch about the org. I am submitting an application, I will fund all my own equipment. I also volunteer at Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital and I want to volunteer for burials also. So please look over my application and give me a shot at becoming one of you!


Visited May 2, 2007 @ 10:30 am

hey guys were great at the ffam convention in st.clair this past weekend..i was just wanting to know the guys name that played the big drum...if anyone knows can you pleeease let me thank you

Christina Saenz

Visited January 2, 2007 @ 8:25 pm

I thought I would look you guys up today and see how the web site looks- you guys are awesome and you always sound great- happy new year to all

Bobbie Santangelo

Visited August 15, 2006 @ 10:07 pm

Gentlemen, Thank you so very much for the Tribute you provided for our brother, Jim Wainwright's Memorial Service last night, 8/14/06. It was an honor to have your Honor Guards, The Flag Raising Ceremony, The Bag Piper and Bell Ringer. Our loss was very great, but your "Team" made us very proud of you as well as our beloved Jim. Thank you for all of your special training to do this with such poise & dignity.

Steve Fischer

Visited August 5, 2006 @ 3:27 pm

Keep up the good work guys.

Russell Blase

Visited June 1, 2006 @ 7:23 am

Very Impressive

Charlotte Fire Dept. Pipes & Drums

Visited March 17, 2006 @ 9:10 am

Thanks for the recent post in our guest book! We look forward to Emmitsburg '06 for our usual good time!

Scott Etheridge

Visited March 4, 2006 @ 10:45 pm

Great web site! Keep up the good work.

Jeff McCartney

Visited September 9, 2005 @ 2:13 pm

Brian and the rest of the crew that came to Osborn, Thanks again for all you did and are still doing for us, anytime we can return the favor and help you guys out let us know, you guys made a tough day go a little smoother!

Kathy Roylance

Visited August 7, 2005 @ 6:07 pm

Anthony and Kathryn Roylance had a baby boy, Christopher Michael, at 8:01 a.m. today. Mom and baby are doing wonderful.

Dave Wingier

Visited July 20, 2005 @ 1:42 pm

Hey guys, What's up? If you could send me one of your patches that would be so nice and I will send you one of ours. Here were you can send it 4912 Butterfield Rd apt 214 Hillside 60162

Dave Cain

Visited June 24, 2005 @ 8:20 pm

Great Website keep up the good work.Enjoy your match set of Warnocks. Dave

Gary M

Visited April 26, 2005 @ 8:04 pm

Great Job! I would greatly miss a night at the old firehouse without Brian "Zippy" Z parading up & down the front ramp practicing on the pipes. Keep up the great work.

susan ederle rn

Visited March 15, 2005 @ 9:08 pm

Awesome, outstanding, very impressive seeing and meeting you guys 3/14/05. Affton EMS was impressed, I as an ER nurse of over 20 years, was proud to even be there. Keep up the good work and expect out Tshirt orders soon! See ya at St Mary's ER S EDERLE

Linda Hutson

Visited February 25, 2005 @ 9:50 pm

You guys are awesome. Look pretty good on the kilts too.Keep me informed on your fundraisers.

Jim Oates

Visited February 7, 2005 @ 11:29 am

I look forward to seeing you all agian to play at the St Patrick's Day Parade in St Louis. Kindest regards Jim

Susan Cole

Visited December 11, 2004 @ 11:16 am

I am the lady that was at FF Morrisons funeral,that Brian stood in line with, even though you may not remember me I will always feel honored to be able to spend some time with your group. What you do is so unique and special and even thoughit was a sad occasion, you make it bearable with your charm and your music. I would like to hire you guys for my moms 80th b day that will be in one more year, she is from Aberdeen and I know she would love it! Hope to see you again in happier circumstances. Scotland Forever!! Susan cole

tim zinanni

Visited October 13, 2004 @ 6:09 pm

Brian, Looks great. Love the web site! Tim


Visited October 12, 2004 @ 12:08 pm

Brother's, It was an honor to meet and play with you brother's down in Emmittsburg this past week.Great site and keep up the good work with the band.Till next year,stay safe,keep playing and we will see you in Maryland,or at the OTT HOUSE. Mike Nelson Cherry Hill FD. N.J. IAFF LOCAL 2663 Camden County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums.

David G Brandon Jr.

Visited September 15, 2004 @ 10:58 am

Looking good Brian. Morrison Fire Dept.

Dana Carver

Visited May 20, 2004 @ 1:49 pm

I just wanted to say Thank You for participating in remembering Steve Fierro in February. This has been a trying time for all in the Department and his faimily and friends. I was visiting sites and found this one and just wanted to let you know we appreciate all you did. Dana Carver, Secretary, Carthage Fire Department

Michael W. "Mick" Stewart

Visited May 8, 2004 @ 4:10 pm

St. Louis Honor Guard, I just surfed in and found your website. Simply excellent! Having come up through the ranks as a Color Guard/Drill Team member in JROTC and later in the Army, I found the Fire Ax bearers EXTREMELY professional. What finer example for a Fire Department Color Guard! And the dress, drill and deportment of the Pipes and Drums, phenominal. Keep up the good work! Yours Aye, Mick Stewart, Drum-Major Signal Regiment Veterans (Memorial) Pipe Band

Bro. Joseph Dugick,O.S.B.

Visited April 16, 2004 @ 11:27 am

Great site. May God Bless all of you and may he keep all of you safe. From, Bro. Joseph Dugick,O.S.B. Mount Michael Abbey 22520 Mt. Michael Rd. ELKHORN, Ne. 68022-3400

Susan Fierro Reddy

Visited April 7, 2004 @ 7:23 am

I just want to give you my heartfelt thanks for the great job you did at the funeral for my twin brother, Firefighter Steve Fierro. The music you played made everything all the more meaningful. Thanks again from myself, my brother Kevin Fierro, and my mother Linda Gilbert. Keep up the good work!


Visited February 29, 2004 @ 9:32 pm

Your website is a great inspiration to what we are planning to start!

Mrs. Marshall Conrad

Visited February 17, 2004 @ 7:20 am

I'm happy to know that the St. Louis area has a Highland Guard unit. As you know, I have requested that you play at my husband's Memorial Service 03 April 2004. I hope this will be possible. Thank you, Joann Lucas Conrad (Mrs. Marshall)

N. Hobart

Visited February 13, 2004 @ 7:06 am

Tami Austin RN,TNS.

Visited January 28, 2004 @ 2:20 pm

I am very impressed! Excellent job. I was looking for a shadow box when I found your site. Very Very good!! Keep it going.I wondered what happened to you. God Bless You and your department. Drop me a line sometime and keep in touch.

Clin-Clair Fire Prot. Dist.

Visited December 3, 2003 @ 1:09 pm

What a great org. you guys have came up with. Best of luck and I hope to see you in person some time.

Lt. John O'Hagan

Visited November 17, 2003 @ 8:03 am

Nice job on the website brothers. Your band is just starting out, and hopefully your band will have a long and distquished career. Keep the honor and tradition going. Stay safe.

E. O'Shay

Visited September 23, 2003 @ 7:23 pm

Nice site, nice shirts, if you had 4XL I'd buy a few. If you get a chance look at my site for fire/piping shirts and apparel.

Kim Besserman

Visited September 17, 2003 @ 5:22 pm

This is an awesome web site!!! I commend all of your members for their dedication to a fine project. I wish you and your organization the best of luck with all of your future fundrasing projects! May God Bless..

Jim Silvernail

Visited September 16, 2003 @ 8:13 pm

You should be very proud of your fine organization. All of you look very sharp and show true professionalism to the fire service.

Duane Dickison

Visited September 16, 2003 @ 6:43 am

The group looked very sharp. Good luck with all your gigs. Would like to come down and bring the group from here in Rock Falls and do a gig together some time.

Joe Real

Visited September 14, 2003 @ 10:15 am

"CAPTAIN DANGER"!! Great page you guys look sharp!! Miss ya Brian Take care, Joe

Paul J. Adams

Visited September 13, 2003 @ 7:05 am

Looks like you are off to a good start.Take care and have fun

Beth Etheridge

Visited September 12, 2003 @ 8:27 pm

Great picture.....Still miss you Zippy!!!!!!!!!!!

Beth Etheridge

Visited July 28, 2003 @ 6:35 pm

Great web page. I would love to hear you guys sometime. I used to work with Brian Z and I was very excited for him when he started getting all the essentials to be in a Highland Guard. It was very interesting to hear about it all. Best of Luck to all of you!!!!!!!! Put a preview of yourselves on the website, so we "out of towners" can hear you first hand........

Dick and Pam Zinanni

Visited July 28, 2003 @ 10:05 am

We love your new web site and good luck with your fundraiser.

Darin K

Visited July 27, 2003 @ 9:36 pm

Great Site!

Michael Farmer

Visited July 10, 2003 @ 12:26 pm

Hi Guys. I think this an awesome idea. I am on a volunteer company in Illinois(Bunker Hill). I've always been intrigued by the pipe and drum bands. I would love to join you guys some day, when I get more time and the funds to do it.