The Butler County Sheriff’s Office Pipes and Drums is a volunteer Pipe Band that was formed in 1997 and comprised of both civilian and Law Enforcement personnel.
The band practices several times a month. Beginner lessons are provided for the Great Highland Bagpipes and Scottish drumming techniques by senior band members at no cost. Performances include services for Fallen Officers, Firefighters, Military, and Community Leaders as well as parades and services such as Veteran’s Day, 4th of July, and Memorial Day.
The total cost to outfit one member can be well over $2,000.00. To offset the cost to volunteers, the band receives donations and grants through the Hamilton Community Foundation to assist in outfitting each member. The Sheriff’s Office and the public incur no cost for the operation and maintenance of the Pipe Band.
Instruments used by the band include the Great Highland Bagpipes, Scottish Snare Drums, Tenor Drums, and Bass Drums. The band is currently seeking experienced players or those seeking to learn to play bagpipes.
Interested in joining, or need more information?
Further information is available by calling 513-785-1154