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Gus Person

Bagpipes from Elizabethtown, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$175 - $300 per event
I began piping in May 1964, under Pipe Major James Gallagher of the Glenaine Pipe Band. Since that time, I have played in six pipe bands in New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Those bands also included the New York Gaelic Pipe Band and the Hudson District Pipe Band. I have competed in both pipe band and solo piping competitions throughout the Eastern United States. I have received piping instruction from many champion pipers, including Pipe Majors Angus MacDonald and Linden Ingram of the Scots Guards, and Pipe Major John Sprague of the City of Alexandria Pipes & Drums.

Between 1987 - 2003, I played on Long Island with the Nassau County Police Pipe Band. On a number of occasions, this band won first place in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. Between 2010 - 2016, I played with the City of Alexandria Pipes & Drums in Virginia. I also played tenor drum and bugle with this band. Having moved to Pennsylvania in 2015, I currently play with the Kiltie Band of York, a traditional Scottish regimental-style pipe band.

I have played at numerous solo piping events over the years, including weddings, funerals, memorials, birthdays and other special occasions. I specialize in both Scottish and Irish piping tunes. I am able to tailor my performance to the requirements of the event. I also play Scottish Smallpipes for indoor events. I specialize in wearing military-style dress, but can appear in formal black-tie or daywear dress. I am very flexible, and clients are always impressed with my professionalism and presentation.

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Wedding

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Gus went above and beyond what we expected. He did everything to make sure the bride and groom had a SPECIAL day from letting them pick his attire to searching a particular song they wanted and learning it. He could not have done more to add that unique twist to their day. I would HIGHLY recommend Gus. He even went out of his way to check out the church to make sure the pipes would not be too much for the small church. His piping added to the IRISH wedding and the couple as well as guests loved it. I would strongly recommend Gus and would have him play for us again in a second! THANK YOU GUS!

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The Groom's mother hired me to play at this traditional Irish wedding in Culpeper, VA. I attended the rehearsal and played extensively during the ceremony. I also played the Bridal Couple down the aisle and out of the church. A Yellow Jacket stung my lip while I played outside, but I recovered quickly and continued playing! I also played at the Reception at a local Hunt Club as guests were arriving. I was happy to stay for photos. All of the families were incredibly appreciative, and it was a pleasure to play for this happy event.

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Gus Person did an absolutely outstanding job playing at our wedding ceremony. I cannot say enough good things about him as a professional and musician, and I give him my highest recommendation. Gus truly made our wedding ceremony and event to remember and took great care in making sure that he was prepared in every way. We are so glad that we hired Gus because he really cared about doing an excellent job and he was very flexible and accommodating. Gus was also very responsive and available by telephone and email leading up to the wedding, which made it a real pleasure to work with him on the selection of songs and practical details. We will certainly hire him again.

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Asha was great to work with in the planning for her wedding at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC. We had a short introductory meeting in Alexandria, VA and my wife and I attended another planning meeting at the hotel before the wedding. The Groom's family came from Scotland for the wedding, and were resplendent in full Highland dress. I also played "The Brown Haired Maiden" during the Hand-Fastening portion of the ceremony. It was a pleasure to participate in this formal wedding.

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Gus was amazing! The bag pipes were a huge hit at the wedding. Gus played as guests were entering and again as they were leaving. He stayed longer than expected and took plenty of pictures with guests. He even had a nice long conversation with my 93 year old grandfather. He is a very sweet man and very profession. Gus is very skilled at playing the pipes. My husband wants to have Gus at every family function from here on out! Thank you so much!

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I wore traditional Irish full dress at the wedding in Bethesda, MD. I played before the ceremony as guests were arriving and after the ceremony as the Bridal Couple were greeting their guests. The weather was sunny, but a little chilly, but I was very comfortable in my Piper's Cloak. Kelly Anne was great to work with, and her family was very appreciative.

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PAST EVENTS
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2016
Sep
3
Wedding Ceremony
Mechanicsburg, PA
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Sep
9
Memorial Service
Gettysburg, PA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2016
Sep
9
Wedding
Spruce Creek, PA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Sep
10
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Mount Joy, PA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2016
Sep
17
Wedding Ceremony
Carlisle, PA
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
Sep
21
Parade
Ephrata, PA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Aug
13
Wedding Ceremony
New Tripoli, PA
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Jul
31
Scottish Church Service
New Holland, PA
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2016
Jul
4
July 4th Parade
Towson, MD
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2016
Jul
2
Wedding
Cherry Hill, NJ
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2016
Jun
25
Wedding Ceremony
Pequea, PA
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2016
Jun
24
Wedding Ceremony
Gettysburg, PA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
10th HLI Crossing the Rhine
D. S. Ramsey
74th's Slow March
Traditional
Air Force March
Traditional
Amazing Grace
J. Newton
Anchors Aweigh
Zimmerman, arr. F. Riggio
Army Song (Caissons)
Gruber, arr. F. Riggio
Atholl Highlanders
Traditional
Auld Lang Syne
arr. M. Hayes
Balmoral
R. Bruce
Barren Rocks of Aden
A. MacKellar
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Please note Gus Person will also travel to Aberdeen, Bellaire, Deodate, Elizabthtwn, Etown, West Donegal, Rheems, Conoy, Falmouth, Stack Town, Bainbridge, Lawn, Maytown, Donegal Heights, Donegal Springs, Farmdale, Florin, Milton Grove, Mount Joy, H I A.
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