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Wake & District Pipes and Drums

Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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In commemoration of the end of World War I, we’ll welcome the Wake & District Pipes and Drums to share a specially created set of music as part of the Music of the Carolinas. Wake & District’s members are police officers, lawyers, engineers, students, machinists, doctors, and more who share the common goal of being a successful and competitive pipe band. The band continues to exist thanks to the ongoing support of the public safety professionals throughout the Raleigh region. Each year, the band participates in a number of events on behalf of the Public Safety Services, including recruit graduation ceremonies, awards and promotion ceremonies and community events. And every year, the ensemble participates in the annual North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation march and memorial, which pays tribute to public safety professionals who have given their lives in service to others. They have been performing for 12 years, and some highlights of their story include performing with The Chieftains, performing at the swearing-in ceremony for Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane, and the Centennial Parade for the City of Raleigh Fire Department, which marked 100 years as a professional, paid fire department back in 2012. In 2014, the Highway Patrol recognized the Wake & District group, bestowing upon them the Colonel’s Appreciation Award in thanks for the band’s spirit of service. 

NEW THIS YEAR: Reserve your ticket in advance! Even though this event is free to attend, tickets are required, as seating is limited. PLEASE NOTE: If you reserve your ticket ahead of time and have not checked in at the auditorium by the time the doors open (2:45 p.m.), your seat may be released so someone else can attend the event. Some tickets will also be available at the Museum the day of the event – please visit the information table outside Daniels Auditorium beginning at 2 p.m. on the show date. Thank you for your understanding; please contact us if you have any questions.

While you’re at the Museum, make sure to visit the incredible North Carolina & World War I exhibit!

Along with becoming the most-visited temporary exhibit in the museum’s history, North Carolina & World War I was honored by the North Carolina Museums Council with the group’s annual Award of Excellence! This free, award-winning exhibit commemorates the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I and focuses on North Carolina’s role in the War to End All Wars on the western front in France and Belgium. Visitors will experience a re-created trench warfare environment to discover what life was like for Tar Heel soldiers, who entered the war in 1917.

The exhibition highlights approximately 500 artifacts, period photography, a trench diorama, historical film footage, educational interactive components, and video re-enactments that feature European and North Carolina soldiers and citizens to relate the stories of ordinary men and women from North Carolina who provided extraordinary service to their country 100 years ago.

Street parking is free on weekends in downtown Raleigh, and the lot across Wilmington Street from the Museum is also free on the weekend. Learn more about parking options in downtown Raleigh

A ramp from Edenton St provides access to the Museum’s main entrance. A ramp is also available from Jones St. and the entrance from Fletcher Garden. Wheelchairs for interior use are available free of charge at the Museum information desk. The Museum entrance closest to the auditorium is a staircase that leads up to glass doors on Edenton St. 

Large print program notes and assistive listening devices will be available at this event. Please call us at 919-664-8333 with any questions about accessibility.


Sunday, November 11, 2018
4:00 pm
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Daniels Auditorium
5 E Edenton St
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