Keeping Tradition Alive


P&D Logo2019 Keeping Tradition Alive

Honor Guard, Pipes, and Drum Symposium

May 2-3, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn
785 SH 121 Bypass
Lewisville, TX  75067

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Keeping Tradition Alive, started by the Lewisville Fire Department in 2007, is one of the premier training events for bagpipe and drum corps members across the country. The symposium includes classes for public safety honor guards conducted by the National Honor Guard Academy. This event is only for active or retired firefighters and police officers.

The two-day symposium will feature highly regarded instructors, headed by lead pipe instructor Jack Lee and lead drum instructor Andrew Hoinacki. Lee, a Canadian bagpiper, has been the pipe sergeant of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band since its inception in 1981. Hoinacki is the lead drummer of the City of Chicago Pipe Band and has a distinguished performance and competition history

Early Bird Registration (February 4 - April 14, 2019) - $80 per person
Regular Registration (April 15 - May 2, 2019) - $100 per person

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If airport transportation is requested, please submit flight information by April 25, 2019. 

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