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Pipes & Drums of CPF

In the grand tradition of honoring fallen colleagues, the Pipes and Drums of California Professional Firefighters was created to perform at funerals and memorial services honoring California firefighters who have died in the line of duty. 

Since its inception in 1999, the Pipes and Drums has grown from a few members to 26 individuals. Each musician is a paid, career or retired firefighter, whose participation in the Band is entirely on a volunteer basis. 

The Pipes and Drums of California Professional Firefighters creates a dignified, traditional presence at the annual California Firefighters Memorial in California State Capitol Park, Sacramento. Playing in the great tradition of Scottish bagpipe bands, the group lends an air of dignity and honor to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 

Please contact us at cafirefoundation@cpf.org for more information or to inquire about the band’s availability. 

The current membership of the Pipes and Drums of California Professional Firefighters:

Dan Barker, Monterey
Ralph Bates, Orange County
Darren Bobrosky, Berkeley
Dane Bode, Los Angeles County 
Chris Bowden, San Bernardino County
Jay Bowdler, Sacramento City
Bill Broderick, Lodi 
Rodney Cordero, Salinas
Suzanne Cottle-Gavalla, Oakland
Kirtus Creiglow, Cosumnes
David (Mike) Donley, Sacramento City
Todd Emrick, Los Angeles County
Gabriel Ferrer, Rancho Cucamonga
Cory Gallup, Orange County
Jeff Hahn, Vista
Brad Hansen, Sacramento City

Tracey Hansen, Cosumnes
Jeremy Hoag, Fremont
Mark Howell, Pinole
Michael Lafreniere, National City 
Art LeClair, Sacramento City
Mark Lundquist, Orange County
Pete Martinez, Los Angeles County
Eric McKellar, Los Angeles County
Pete Melcher, South San Francisco
Brian Murphy, Los Angeles County
Daren Olson, Alameda City
Tyler Oshiro, Sacramento Metro
Mike Price, Contra Costa County
Joe Roberts, San Jose
Kelcey Sass, Vista
Josh Stapleton, Rancho Cucamonga
Aaron Wham, Sacramento Metro
John Williamson, Del Mar
Todd Witt, Pasadena