Bagpiper Brendan Ross has been playing the traditional Scottish Bagpipes for 9 years. Brendan Ross has played for NYC DOC Pipe Band, Monaghan Pipe Band, NYS FOP Brooklyn North Detectives Pipe Band, NY Maritime Academy Pipes and Drums. Brendan learned how to play the bagpipes in Xaverian High School, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn NY where he earned the position of Pipe Sergeant in his senior year. In 2008, he became Pipe Major and President of NY Maritime Academy Pipes and Drums (SUNY Maritime) where he led the band in various Military and Maritime themed events such as the Re-Opening of the USS Intrepid, Greenport Harbor Maritime Festival, USCG Maritime conferences, Vessel Commissioning services, Memorial Day events, NROTC events and graduation ceremonies.
As a solo piper, Brendan Ross has played at numerous weddings, corporate events, birthday celebrations, holiday parties, military funerals and memorials. Brendan can play a variety of over 75 tunes including jigs, strathspeys, marches and traditional music such as:
-The Minstrel Boy, Scotland the Brave
-Garry Owen, Green Fields of France
-American Set: America the Beautiful, Grand Ol' Flag, Marines Hymn, Caissons Go Rolling Along, Anchors Aweigh, Bell's of St. Mary's.
-Rakes of Mallow
-Mist Covered Mountains
In addition to Rockaway Beach, Bagpiper Brendan Ross will also travel to Far Rockaway, Arverne, Atlantic Beach, Inwood, Jamaica, Lawrence, Brooklyn, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Valley Stream, Hewlett, Long Beach, East Rockaway, Flushing, Island Park, Lynbrook, Elmont, Malverne, Oceanside, Rockville Centre
and many other locations in and around the Rockaway Beach area.
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