Pipes and Drums



Ventura Pipes & Drums

The mission of the Ventura City Pipes and Drums is to continue the rich tradition of bagpipes in the fire service by honoring our fallen heroes and celebrating the accomplishments of our comrades.

Pipes & Drums - The Tradition

The tradition of bagpipes in the fire service dates back to the 1800’s when the Irish and Scottish immigrated to the United dates, bringing with them the Highland Bagpipe. Line of duty deaths were not uncommon in the early days of firefighting. The bagpipes were often played for these fallen firefighters at their funerals. Traditionally, Amazing Grace is played. The bagpipes have become a distinguishing feature of firefighter ceremonies and memorials.