A Brief History of the NYPD’s Emerald Society Pipes And Drums

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In honor of International Bagpipe Day, Currents News is looking at a band that will soon grace Fifth Avenue.

The NYPD Emerald Society pipes and drums have a long history in New York City.

The band has been a staple for Catholics during St. Patrick’s Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Manhattan, which usually happens right before the parade kicks off.

The Bishop of Brooklyn, Robert Brennan, will be concelebrating the Mass and viewing the parade. It kicks off on Friday, March 17 at 8:30am.

Be sure to tune into Currents News as we plan to offer complete coverage of the Irish holiday.