On September 11, 2001, a series of events took place that forever changed our lives. We witnessed the worst in mankind as thousands of innocent people were killed by terrorist attacks. However, we also saw the best in America, as we came together as a nation to stand up against the attacks on our country. 343 Firefighters and 72 Law Enforcement Officers made the ultimate sacrifice attempting to save others from further harm. We will never forget.
On the first anniversary of 9/11, some pipers and drummers volunteered to perform at a 9/11 memorial service in Westbrook, Maine. After the service, it was suggested that Maine needed a public safety pipe and drum band to play at the funerals of fallen public safety personnel.
A group of interested people had an introductory meeting in July of 2004 and in October of that year, the first official meeting of the Maine Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps was held. In August of 2005, The Corps was incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of Maine. The Corps advertised by word of mouth and teletypes through public safety agencies and we have continued to grow the Corps into what it is today.
The Maine Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps is a 501c3, non-profit, all-volunteer, group.