|James began learning pipes
in January of 2005 under the instruction of Scott Gajdos
and has truly found a love for the instrument. He has
quickly moved up the ranks to become a front row piper
in the band.
His favorite moment with the band would have to be
marching in the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade for the
first time. In 2007, James took second place in the
2/4 March event at the CLASP (Competition League for
Amateur Solo Pipers) in just his second time competing
in individual competition!
James plays a set of David Naill bagpipes. His favorite
pipe bands are Field Marshal Montgomery of Northern
Ireland and Simon Frazer University of British Columbia,
James is currently a fifth grade teacher in the Merrick
School District. On top of playing pipes, James is also
an accomplished violinist, having performed at the legendary
Carnegie Hall in New York City. If two instruments weren't
enough, he also plays guitar. Outside of music James
enjoys skiing, hiking, golfing and solving sudoku puzzles.
He currently live in Huntington with his wife, Michele,
and three children.