Pipe and Drum Corps Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Scecina Pipe and Drum Corps with the Kevin Barry Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians
On Tuesday, March 17, The Scecina Pipe and Drum Corps added Kelly green to their customary uniform of red and gold to represent the Crusaders in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in downtown Indianapolis. Joseph Hegarty, Eamon Hegarty, Joseph Ritter and A.J. Gallagher had the privilege of marching with the Kevin Barry Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is an Irish Catholic organization that was founded in the US in 1836. The Hibernians raise money for a variety of charities, and provide annual college scholarships to deserving students of Irish Heritage. Corps member Joseph Hegarty was one of this year’s scholarship recipients.
Their parade performance was just one of the events on the Pipe and Drum Corps busy St. Patrick’s Day schedule. They started the day with an appearance on Fox 59 News to promote the parade and other holiday festivities. After their television debut, the group joined the Emerald Society Pipers from the Indianapolis Fire Department for a concert at the Firefighter’s Union Hall. The musicians ended their day with a command performance at a ceremony honoring Joseph Dugan, Eamon and Joseph’s Grandfather, as the 2015 Irishman of the Year.
With their excellent musical skills, and professional manner, the Scecina Memorial High School Pipe and Drum Corps represented themselves, and all Crusaders, extremely well. They are just another reason that Scecina and its students are the Pride of the Eastside!
Posted on Mon, March 23, 2015
by Cari Gallagher