2018 Upcoming Events

  • February 10th at the Palace Theatre with Ronan Tynan 7:30pm
  • February 17th Fitchburg, MA Troop B Troopers Kids Hockey Game 12:00PM.
  • March 2nd  Annual Band Fundraiser Dinner 6:00pm
  • March 14th Radisson Hotel Manchester, Bob Bairnes Blarney Breakfast 7:00am
  • March 16th Crowne Plaza Nashua, Wild Irish Breakfast 7:30am; Salem Boys and Girls Club Ganley Luncheon 12:00pm; Atkinson Country Club Morse Fundraiser 6:30pm
  • March 17th The Yard Restaurant Bobby Stevens Event 6:30pm
  • March 25th Manchester St. Patricks’s Day Parade 12:00pm
  • May 27th Hooksett Memorial Day Parade 12:00pm
  • June 9th Claremont NH, Steven’s HS Parade 10:30pm
  • June 9th Windsor VT, Alumni Parade 10:30am
  • July 4th Amherst 4th of July Parade 10:00am

    July 4th Merrimack 4th of July Parade 1:00pm

  • August 4th Seabrook NH 250th Anniversary Parade
  • August 11th Meredith NH 250th Parade 10:00am
  • August 18th Londonderry NH Olde Home Days Parade 10:30am

Our mailing address has changed:

NHPA Pipes and Drums
814 Elm Street Unit 512
Manchester, NH 03101

2018 Band Leadership

Band Master – Lt. Patrick Cheetham, Londonderry Police Department

Assistant Band Master – Special  Agent Daniel Gildea, U.S. Office of Probation

Pipe Major – Officer Daniel Wood, Manchester Police Department

Treasurer – Sgt. Steven Callinan, NH State Police

Secretary – Detective Timothy Craig, (Ret.) Manchester Police Department

Immediate Past Band Master – Sgt. Stacy Howe, (Ret.) manchester Police Department

August 27, 2016 Press Release!

The Band brought brought home a second place trophy from the Grade V competition held last weekend at the Quechee Games in Quechee Vermont! Congratulations to all who participated.

The Early Years

The New Hampshire Police Association Pipes & Drums was formed following the tragic death of New Hampshire State Police Sgt. James Noyes. Sgt. Noyes was shot and killed in October 1994, during a stand off with an armed barricaded subject. After the Boston Police Gaelic Column played at the funeral, a search was initiated for potential players to start a New Hampshire Police Pipe Band. In December 1994 several dedicated individuals from various police departments got together for their first practice at Memorial High School in Manchester

 After 2 years of dedicated practice, the band made its official debut in 1996, playing at the New Hampshire Police Memorial in Concord.  Since 1996 the band has continued to grow and now has over 25 playing members form over a dozen law enforcement agencies within the state of NH.

The band performs at dozens of events annually throughout the state and New England.

 More information about the band can be found here.  Band History

The Band today has a roster of 23 pipers and 15 drummers.

Since the early years,  the band has enjoyed steady growth. With weekly practices, and events now numbering close to 40 annually, the band has truly come a long way.

Events that the band has performed

  • Amherst, NH  4th of July Parade

  • Merrimack, NH 4th of July Parade

  • Hampton, NH Holiday Parade

  • Andover, MA Holiday Parade

  • Salem, NH Christmas Parade

  • Londonderry, NH 4th of July Parade

  • Fenway Park Opening Day Boston, MA

  • Rhode Island Police Memorial Parade

  • NH Police Memorial

  • Washington, DC Police Memorial

  • Salem, NH Boys and Girls Club

  • The Peddlers Daughter, Nashua, NH

  • Alpine Club, Manchester, NH

  • Honor Flight Manchester, NH

  • Ride 2 Recovery Nashua, NH

  • The Palace Theatre, Manchester, NH

  • Milly’s Tavern, Manchester NH

  • New Hampshire Police Academy

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