(C) 2014 Luke T. Bush
This summer you knew it was a Monday evening when the sounds of bagpipes and drums were heard throughout downtown. Practice time for the Police Pipes & Drums of Plattsburgh.
According to Howard H. Carron, Business Manager for PPDP, the "Police" in its name came about because some members in the original band were law enforcement officers. PPDP performs at special events, memorials, and parades. It will be marching during the Battle of Plattsburgh in September.
The group practices in the basement of Trinity Church before it continues al fresco near City Hall. Passersby stop and enjoy the music: young, old, in-between.
PPDP provides free piping and drumming lessons every Monday at 6:30 PM at Trinity Church. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org .