The Charlotte Fire Department Pipes and Drums Band were formed in 2001 as part of the Honor Guard. It was decided early on that the musical development and professional image of the band was a priority. The addition of talented competition musicians to instruct the group was a crucial step. Practice continued for two years before the band was ready to perform and by the summer of 2003 the countless hours paid off when the band received its first assignment: The opening ceremony for the North Carolina Chief’s Association Conference.
Since then the band continues to grow and improve thanks to new members that have committed their time and effort. Today, the band continues to travel and perform and all members are Charlotte firefighters.