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For Our Fallen -- is everything we stand for
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Since the formation of the band in 2006, members had discussed recording a compilation of tunes which represent our mission.   In 2011, the band — with the help of Patrick O’Leary, Alan Armstrong and a host of other past and present band members produced…

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The skirl of the pipes and war beat of the drums filled the air this afternoon at Campbell University.  Wake and District is grateful for the relationship we’ve established with the Campbell University Community.  In addition to playing at commencements,…

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Life is all about turning points. Some people don’t embrace them, because they fear change – but over more than 30 years in pipe band life, I’ve learned to see shifts in success and forks in the road as huge opportunities (unless it’s the point during…

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Pressure is often viewed as a negative force in our lives. Understandably so. Undue pressure can be an enormous cause of stress and turmoil. But each challenge that comes along also presents important questions that test our character, our approach to…

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People think I’m driven.  Hopefully they look at me and they see hard work and determination. But, if they’d looked closer, they’d see something more. Every time I march into the circle — with every single note I play — and with every opening roll —…

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“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has…

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On 02 February 2017, Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Glenn M. McNeill as the next Commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.  Colonel McNeill has always been a avid supporter of the Wake and District Public Safety Pipes and Drums and the “stately”…
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