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On Sunday, August 16, 2015, Swamibapa Pipe Band USA was again invited to play in the largest India Day Parade outside India, in New York City, NY. Since 2006, Swamibapa Pipe Band USA has been invited every year to celebrate India's independence, and this year marks the band's ninth year playing at the annual parade.

The day began very early at the Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Secaucus. Band members and volunteer disciples packed up the bus and proudly made their way to New York City, ready to spread the name of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. As soon as Swamibapa Pipe Band USA arrived and began practicing before the start of the parade, the sound of pipes and drums on Madison Avenue drew much attention from the crowd and media.

The parade, organized by the Federation of Indian Associations, is the largest celebration of Indian independence outside of India. Hundreds of thousands of people filled up the sidewalks of the parade route along Madison Avenue from 39th Street to 28th Street in the heart of Manhattan. Organizations from all over America represented themselves in the parade, ranging from private businesses to spiritual organizations such as our own. This year the FIA teamed up with Guinness World Records to attempt to set a world record for number of flags displayed and number of drums being played. Swamibapa Pipe Band USA participated in the Guinness World Record attempt with Indian flags proudly flying from every pipers bagpipe and a solid team of percussionists. Numerous disciples from the temple also attended the parade to proudly display the Indian and American flags along with the Swamibapa Pipe Band banner, and to assist the band throughout the parade.

Swamibapa Pipe Band USA commenced the start of the parade by saluting the NYPD Indian-American officers, chief guests, and parade organizers, who proudly led the parade.

In addition to leading the guests of honor throughout the parade, Swamibapa Pipe Band had the honor of playing the Indian national anthem in front of the parade grandstands. These performances were broadcasted live on many Indian television channels and also covered by both Indian and American national news channels.

Guests of honor included Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal, Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra, Indian Cricketer Virender Sehwag, Singer Shankar Mahadevan, Singer Jeffery Iqbal, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. New York City was an ocean of the tricolor and the Indian culture. Thousands and thousands of patriotic Indians happily waved the Indian national flag and were dressed in traditional Indian attire.

Many were impressed by the band's performances during the parades. By the grace of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, the India Day Parade in New York City was a great accomplishment for the band, the temple, and Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan.
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Acharya Swamishree Arrives New Jersey Temple - July 26, 2015
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Jay Shree Swaminarayan!

After a long chilly winter, we are ready to celebrate a warm spring weekend. Swamibapa Pipe Band will be marching in the Secaucus, New Jersey Memorial Day Parade this Saturday. Come out and join us under the sunny skies to sound of melodious bagpipes for our first performance of the year. Show your support at the parade grandstand where we will salute America's fallen heroes.
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The Shree Swaminarayan Temple, located at 200 Penhorn Avenue, Secaucus, New Jersey, was opened in 2001 and serves as the North American Headquarters of the Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan.

The Temple is hosting a Community Open House for the members of the Secaucus and surrounding communities to celebrate Diwali and the Indian New Year. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Temple will welcome guests from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM with English Tours of the Temple Facility and Informational Presentations on Hinduism, Diwali, and Temple Activities. Tours and Aartis will commence every 30 minutes. 

A traditional cultural program in Gujarati is to follow from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, including a special presentation on Tree and Environmental Protection.

Members from Swamibapa Pipe Band, North America’s First Indian American Band, will also be showcasing American and Indian musical selections.

The temple will also be providing complimentary lunch and dinner all day and encourage members of the local community to come to our temple for the first time. State and local government officials and Indian community leaders are also scheduled to join the festivities.
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અમેરિકામાં ૨૮ સપ્‍ટેં. ૨૦૧૪ ના રોજ મેડીસન સ્‍કવેર ગાર્ડન ખાતે શ્રી નરેન્‍દ્ર મોદીના સ્‍વાગત પ્રસંગે ‘‘સ્‍વામીબાપા પાઈપ બેન્‍ડ'' નો દબદબો : મણિનગર સ્‍વામિનારાયણ ગાદી સંસ્‍થાન તથા સિકોક્‍સનું પ્રતિનિધિત્‍વ કર્યુ : VIP ગ્રીન રૂમમાં છેડેલી સંગીતની સૂરાવલીઓથી મહેમાનો આફરિન : બેન્‍ડ સાથે ફોટા પડાવવા પડાપડી : આગામી ૧૨ ઓક્‍ટો. ના રોજ યોજાનારા ‘‘સિકોક્‍સ દિવાલી મેલા'' માં કાર્યક્રમ આપશે

(દિપ્તીબેન જાની દ્વારા) : ન્‍યુજર્સી : ભારતના વડાપ્રધાન શ્રી નરેન્‍દ્ર મોદીના અમેરિકામં આગમન સમયે ૨૮ સપ્‍ટેં. ના રોજ મેડીસન સ્‍કવેર ગાર્ડન ન્‍યુજર્સી મુકામે યોજાઈ ગયેલ કાર્યક્રમમાં ‘‘સ્‍વામીબાપા પાઈપ બેન્‍ડ ઓફ સિકોકસએ મણિનગર સ્‍વામિનારાયણ ગાદી સંસ્‍થાન તથા સિકોક્‍સનું પ્રતિનિધિત્‍વ કર્યુ હતું.
         શ્રી સ્‍વામિનારાયણ ગાદી સંસ્‍થાનની બોર્ડીંગ સ્‍કુલમાં શ્રી નરેન્‍દ્ર મોદી ભણ્‍યા હોવાથી ઉપરોક્‍ત સંસ્‍થાને તેમની સાથે તેઓના બાળપણથી જ નાનો હોવાથી પાઈપ બેન્‍ડ પોતાના પૂર્વ વિદ્યાર્થીને સત્‍કારવા マદયપૂર્વક હાજર રહ્યુ હતું.
         કાર્યક્રમ સમયે વી.આઈ.પી. આમંત્રિતો તેમજ ૪૦ જેટલા સેનેટર્સ તથા કોંગ્રેસમેન સાથેના વી.આઈ.પી. ગ્રીન રૂમમાં સ્‍વામીબાપા પાઈપ બેન્‍ડએ સંગીતના સૂરો રેલાવ્‍યા હતા. જેનાથી આમંત્રિતો ખુશખુશાલ તથા ભાવ વિભોર થઈ ગયા હતા. તેમજ તેની સાથે ફોટા પડાવ્‍યા હતા. તથા બેન્‍ડને માત્ર ભારતના તથા અમેરિકાના ઐતિહાસિક વારસાને ઉજાગર કરનાર ઉપરાંત ન્‍યુજર્સી માટે ગૌરવરૂપ ગણાવ્‍યા હતા. સ્‍ટેટ સેનેટર શ્રી કોરી બુકરએ ઉપરોક્‍ત રીતે બિરાદાવ્‍યા બાદ બેન્‍ડને જર્સી બોયઝ એવું હુલામણું નામ આપ્‍યુ હતું.
         બેન્‍ડ સાથે ફોટા પડાવવામાં પૂર્વ મિસ અમેરિકા નીના દૌલારી, કોંગ્રેસમેન જોસેફ ક્રાઉલે, તથા પિટી ઓલ્‍સન, સહિતના અગ્રણીઓ જોડાયા હતા. જેમાં બેન્‍ડના ૮ વર્ષીય કલાકરએ ઉપસ્‍થિતોને મંત્રમુગ્‍ધ કરી દીધા હતા.
         આગામી ૧૨ ઓક્‍ટો. ૨૦૧૪ ના રોજ બુચમુલ્લર પાર્ક ખાતે યોજાનાર ‘‘સિકોક્‍સ દિવાલી મેલા'' માં સ્‍વામીબાપા પાઈપ બેન્‍ડ કાર્યક્રમ આપશે.
         વિશેષ માહિતિ માટે www.swamibapapipeband.com દ્વારા સંપર્ક સાધવા શ્રી હર્ષ પટેલ (૨૦૧-૨૧૦-૯૭૯૪) ની યાદીમાં જણાવાયુ છે.
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Swamibapa Pipe Band USA performs at the largest India Day Parade in the world in NYC! The band proudly continues to spread the name of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.
Swamibapa Pipe Band USA performs at the largest India Day Parade in the world in NYC! The band proudly continues to spread the name of Lord...
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Once again, Swamibapa Pipe Band performed during Memorial Day Parade, marched through the streets of Secaucus town, playing american patriotic tunes. It was a great performance by the Band. #spb #swamibapapipeband #memorialdayparade #secaucus #swaminarayantemple
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Happy Diwali and Happy New Year

from - Swamibapa Pipe Band Group, New Jersey, USA
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Swamibapa Pipe Band once again will be leading the NYC India Day Parade on Sunday 12 PM onwards on Madison Ave., NY. Please join, support and celebrate India's 68th Independence day together. Jay Swaminarayan. 
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These pipers are playing in the Guru Purnima, an Indian festival dedicated to spiritual teachers, at a new Hindu temple being built in Kingsbury, North London.
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Acharya Swamishree has arrived at Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey! In less than three weeks, Swamishree has traveled from coast to coast of the USA! Celebrations for Swamibapa Pipe Band's 10th anniversary commence today!
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North America's First Indian-American Pipe Band ! Established 2003
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Swamibapa Pipe Band was established in 2003 in honor of Gurudev Adhya Aacharya Pravar Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa.

With the continuous inspiration and guidance of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree, the disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Secaucus, New Jersey, USA have set up the foundation of this band to praise the Supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan through melodious devotion. 

The band has flourished into a unique Indian pipe band in full Scottish regalia. The young members of the band play Indian, Scottish, and religious tunes and melodies on the Scottish bagpipes with the sounds of snare, tenor, and base drums.