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.

2102 Hampton Holiday Parade


2015 Londonderry Parade


2014 Highland Games




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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