Pipes & Drums Band

The inspiration for forming the Westford Pipes and Drums was the sudden and untimely death of long time Westford Firefighter Richard Green on April 9,2008. For his funeral, a collection of pipers including Westford Firefighters Joe DelPapa and William Cashman, Nashua, New Hampshire Firefighter Troy Saunders, Newburyport Firefighter Robert Morse, Quincy Firefighter Bob Mood, and Massachusetts K9 Search and Rescue Member Joanne Tobey Piped Firefighter Green to his final rest. In the aftermath, members of the department decided to take up the challenge of forming a Pipe and Drum Band. The founding members decided to choose a green hackle feather on their Glengarries in remembrance of Firefighter Green. The members also chose a Tartan with significant history of the Town of Westford. The band shall wear the Sinclair red tartan in honor of Sir Henry Sinclair's expedition to North America.
Pipes and Drums Band Logo
The band crest, designed by Westford Firefighter Dave Christiana, is based on the Clan Gunn Crest in honor of Sir James Gunn whom, according to the Westford Knight legend, died in Westford on the expedition. The Westford Knight legend and the stone with the carving of a Knight are located about ½ mile from Westford Fire Headquarters.

In the Fall of 2008 the band approached Clan Sinclair seeking approval of their desire to wear the Sinclair tartan. The Clan agreed to the request and the band proudly wears the Sinclair Red.
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Veterans Day
Mariens

Some of the Band's Past Performances


Active Duty Death - Acton, Massachusetts
Active Duty Death - Pepperell, Massachusetts
Active Duty Death - Westford, Massachusetts
Beverly, Massachusetts L.O.D.D.
Boston, Massachusetts L.O.D.D.
Brockton Memorial Dedication - Brockton, Massachusetts
Celebration of Lights - Lowell, Massachusetts
Eagle Court of Honor - Westford, Massachusetts
Highland Games - Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
L.O.D.D. Sgt. William Woitowicz USMC - Westford, Massachusetts
McGuirks Golf Tournament - Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
Memorial Day - Westford, Massachusetts
MA Firefighter of the Year Awards - Boston, Massachusetts
Nashua, New Hampshire Firefighters Ball
Nashua, New Hampshire Firefighters Memorial
Nashua, New Hampshire Promotion Ceremony
Nashua Firefighters Ball
Pelham, New Hampshire Promotion Ceremony
Pepperell Public Safety Day
Recruit Firefighter Graduation - Hudson, New Hampshire
Retirement of Westford Firefighter - Westford, Massachusetts
South Portland, ME L.O.D.D.
St. Patty's Day - Nashua, New Hampshire and Lowell, Massachusetts
Veterans Day - Westford, Massachusetts
Veterans Day - Westford, Massachusetts
Westford Apple Blossom Parade - Westford, Massachusetts
Westford, Massachusetts Firefighters Ball
Westford, Massachusetts Promotion Ceremony
Worcester 6 Memorial - Worcester, Massachusetts
Firefighter Richard L. Green
Westford Firefighters Pipes and Drums
Pipes and Drums Band Performing
Marching in the Snow