Carries Banner or Flag(s) in front of the Band at Parades, Ceremonies and Events
as Instructed by the Honor Guard Sergeant and Band.
Have the ability to play the bagpipes, read sheet music and desire to learn from an Instructor and the Band.
Have the ability to play a drum, read sheet music and desire to learn from an
Instructor and the Band.
Members are required to be in the Fire Service; Fire Department or Fire District.
Retired members are welcome if they are in good standing with their Department.
Can be a family member of one of those listed above.
All subject to approval from the Band Executive Board.
(IF YOU MEET ONE THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS PLEASE CONTACT US)
Pipe Major John Gritsuk-Frankfort FD
Pipe Sergeant John Raschke-Itasca FD
Pipe Corpral Brian Crabtree-Mokena FD
Erik Jacobson-U.S. Steel FD
Chris Kribales-North Riverside FD
Tony Laureto-Berwyn FD (R)
Jerry Stechmiller-Berwyn FD (R)
Dave Milen-Hammond FD
John Midas-Hammond FD
Karl Repay-Hammond FD
* Matt LoPresti-Cicero FD
* Chrysa Dina-Schaumburg FD
* Patrick Phillips-Cicero FD
*Jim Jaeger-Oak Lawn FD
( * ) Indicates Student
Drum Major Jeff Duhoski-University Park FD (R)
Drum Sergeant Dan Hutter-Chicago FD
Drum Corporal Chris Mankowski-Harvey FD
Kate Gritsuk-Lockport FD
Tony DiNovo-Bolingbrook FD
Bob Patterson-Schererville FD
Steve Zilai-Hammond FD
Adam Friday-Gary FD
*Jeff Boetto-Evanston FD
*Nick Skelley-Itasca FD
Drum Corporal Paul Long-Calumet City FD
Mike Durak-Portage FD
Keith Austin-South Haven FD
Craig Newmes-Lemont FD
Mark Reid-Hobart FD
*Spencer Spathis-University Park FD
(* ) Indicates Student)
Pete Bendinelli, Ryan Bensen, Brian Blaauw, James Crowell, Lisa Flaws, Nick Forsythe, Mike Janusek, Steve Koenig, Jeff Larson, Zack McGathey, Bryce Meyers, Kevin Meyers, Josh Schultz, Patrick Scott, Jim Tolf, Kevin Braw, Kevin Linhart
Nick Bendinelli, Mike Engel, John Grady, Nick Panczuk, Jeremy Stukel
Brett Namors, David Netles
Joe DiNovo- Blue Island FD (R)
Dave Knapp-Roberts Park FD
Pipe Major Emeritus Ryan Hornback-Calumet City FD
Drum Sergeant Emeritus Brian DeGroot-Harvey FD
Drum Major Emeritus Joe Kuzan-
Pipe Major Emeritus and band founder Chester Milen-IL State Police
Chairman John Gritsuk
Vice Chairman John Raschke
Secretary/Treasurer Jerry Stechmiller
Manager John Raschke
Assistant Band Manager-Website/Social Media Manager Craig Newmes
Colin & Brendan-James Joyce Irish Pub-Berwyn
The Bell Family
Thank You to All Our Famly and Friends for Your Continued Support!
Chester Milen-Band Founder/Bagpiper
Beverly Shaughnessy-Dear Friend
Nora Laureto- Mother to Us All
Bagpiper Dave Johnston