19 MARCH 2012:
John F. Nicoll has kicked off 2012 with 2 strong parade performances - in Baltimore, MD on 3/11/12 and in York, PA on 3/17/12.  The band is rolling out a new marching drill that seems to be getting some great reviews from the crowds!  One more St. Patrick's Day parade in Harrisburg, PA on 3/24/12 - stay tuned for pictures!
The band congratulates drummer Kody Silverman, who made his debut on the tenor drum at the first parade of the year!  His hard work and dedication has really paid off and he's become a strong member of our successful drum section.
14 DECEMBER 2011:
It was with heavy hearts that the pipers and drummers of the John F. Nicoll Pipe Band said goodbye to Pipe Sergeant and friend Fred Ptaschek.  Fred's strong leadership and unwavering loyalty will be missed by all.  The thoughts and prayers of the band are with Fred's family throughout this difficult time.

27 NOVEMBER 2011:
The pipers & drummers of John F. Nicoll extend their hearty congratulations to Pipe major Kevin Brown, who celebrated his 40 year anniversary of bagpiping this month!
The band is gearing up for its final 2 parade performances of the 2011 season.  We look forward every year to the holiday parades in North East and Aberdeen, Maryland.  If you haven't yet seen us in action, come on and check us out - we won't disappoint you!
Each November, the congregation of St. Batholomew's Episcopal Church in Catonsville, MD invites the band for a special Kirking and outdoor performance following the worship service.


31 JULY 2011:
The band has has had a successful summer performance season.   The band kicked off the summer with the Falls Church Memorial Day Parade, and performed in Towson, Havre de Grace and Bel Air for 4th of July.  After a week break for everyone to get caught up on yard work, the band performed at the annual Phillipsburg, PA Heritage Days Parade.
A hearty congratulations to Kory Silverman, who, after months of hard work, was promoted into the drum corps, just in time for 4th of July.

We are growing!  The band has welcomed several new recruits over the last few months.  Head over to our Training page to learn more about how to become a part of our successful organization!



1 APRIL 2011:
The John F. Nicoll Pipe Band is rolling out a new website, with updated graphics, a new layout and extra content!  Take some time and check out all the new pages.  Please
contact us with any feedback or broken links!

26 MARCH 2011:
Updated the schedule to confirm performances for the Falls Church Memorial Day Parade, Havre de Grace & Towson 4th of July Parades.  Changed date and confirmed Phillipsburg Parade.

The band kicked off the start of the parade season by celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the city of Harrisburg, PA.  It was a great day and lots of people turned out to watch the parade.


20 MARCH 2011:
The John F. Nicoll Pipe Band mourns the loss of long-time Colour Party member, Bob Petry, who passed away on 19 March.  Bob's cheerful attitude and friendship will be missed by all and the thoughts and prayers of the band are with Bob's family at this difficult time.
6 MARCH 2011:
A new year means lots of positive changes for the John F. Nicoll band!  We congratulate drummer Tom O'Hara for his promotion to Lance Corporal.  His hard work and dedication to the success of the drum corps is very much appreciated!  

The band extends its warmest regards to our recently retired Drum Major, Charlie Palmore, for his many years of successful service to the band.    

The 2011 schedule has been added to the site and we look forward to the parades and shows this year.

As a reminder, pipe and drum lessons are ongoing and free!  New recruits are always welcome!







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