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Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service Pipe Band (G.M.F.R.S.)

Grade: 3B
Pipe Major: Martin Bryan  
Secretary: Chris Holland   Email chrisholland729@hotmail.com  
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GMFRSPB

Practices: Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 10pm.
Address: Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Training Centre, Cassidy Close, Manchester M4 5FP
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band is a civilian community organisation affiliated to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. We are predominantly a competing pipe band currently playing in grade 3B at RSPBA organised competitions throughout the UK.
In addition to competitions we play at a number of parades and shows throughout the year, mainly in the Greater Manchester and surrounding areas. Most recently we had the honour and privilege of playing with the famous Scottish Fiddle Orchestra at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham. In more recent years we have been involved in several large scale events included the first Manchester Day Parade, St Patrick’s Day and St. George’s Day parades in Manchester, and playing on the steps outside Manchester Town Hall as part of the St. Andrews day festivities.
Our bookings secretary is always interested to hear from any person or organisation wishing to hire the band as either a full band or a mini band. We also cater for individual solo playing engagements.
Anyone can join, irrespective of any lack of experience with a hose, or connections to the fire service. We have members from all over the north west of England. We're a friendly bunch with a wide spread of ages and backgrounds, and we are always keen to welcome new and past members. If you haven't played for years but feel like rejoining the pipe band world, or if you've never played and fancy learning the art of piping or drumming from scratch, our experienced members of the band would be only too pleased to set you up on a teaching program.

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