Quality Bagpiping Services
Serving as a single source of quality pipers in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland to add the emotional sound to your gathering that only well-played bagpipes can deliver.
Grace and Honor Bagpipes
We will work directly with our clients to provide exact services you desire for your event. Typical services include:
Amazing Grace is the tune of choice in the US, but other hymns and laments are also appropriate. Services can include a single tune at the grave site or piping as part of the service. Our pipers render honors with the solemnity and dignity the service demands.
What better way to honor the bride and groom than by piping them into and out of the service with a regal tune? Other Services can include music prior to the service or reception to help fill the time while guests wait for the happy couple.
The pipes will add the pop your organization is looking for at its next event. Annual meetings, awards banquets, charity fund raisers, store openings, and retirement parties are a few of the events we have played for.
Imagine the look of surprise on the guest of honor’s face when the birthday cake is piped to the table. A piper playing traditional carols is great way to kick off a Christmas party. The possibilities are limited only by the imagination. A piper is guaranteed to put the life in your party.
Honoring those who serve
Garrett McKenzie, Lead Piper. Garrett takes to the field as our lead piper for most events, but we have a deep bench of quality pipers help share the load. Garrett has been piping for more than 19 years and has received instruction from many quality pipers throughout the years. He has performed and competed both solo and with several bands, including the Washington DC Regional Police Pipe Band, the Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County NJ, and the Atlanta Pipe Band in Georgia. He is currently a playing member of the Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe Band and pipes with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department Pipe Band. As a retired FBI Special Agent and US Marine, he has traveled the world with his pipes and has had the honor of piping at memorial services and other events in places as diverse as Iraq and Tonga. At home, he has piped for weddings in grand cathedrals and funerals on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Garrett has the experience to ensure your event receives the high quality piping experience you desire.
Garrett was amazing. He was expeditiously responsive on a last minute request for my father’s memorial. I cannot thank him enough for his prompt communication, coordination effort, professionalism, and playlist. Garrett played the bagpipes with perfection. Take care kind person and may you be blessed.
Garrett was great to communicate with. He was honest, helpful and reliable. Everyone at the 100th birthday party enjoyed his performance including the birthday girl. I highly recommend Garrett to play the pipes at your event.
Senior Living Facility
Garrett visited our community to help us celebrate International Bagpipe Day and the residents are still raving about him days later. Garrett’s presentation provided a great combination and balance of bagpipe music, information and interesting facts. We will definitely have him back.
- 4 March: Private Wedding in Herndon
- 11 March: Line of Duty Funeral for Arlington FD Deputy Chief
- 11 March: Solace Brewery with NOVA Firefighters Emerald Society Band
- 13 March: Private Funeral, Warenton, VA
- 17 March: Ashby Ponds St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
- 17 March: Bunnyman Brewery with NOVA Firefighters Emerald Society Band
- 18 March: Bunnyman Brewery with NOVA Firefighters Emerald Society Band
- 25 March: Ohio Valley Branch EUSPBA Highland Games
- 1 April: Dunedin, Florida Highland Games
- Private Funeral
- Celebration of Life, Amissville, VA
- Fairfax County Retired Firefighters Association
- National Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial
- Private Wedding
- Fire and Iron National Convention
- MPDC Retirement Ceremony
- MPDC Memorial Service
- FPS/DHS Wreath Laying
- ATF Memorial Service
- FBI Memorial Service
- Fair Hill, MD Scottish Games