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band of brothers pipes and drums wants you!

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COLOR GUARD

Carries Banner or Flag(s) in front of the Band at Parades, Ceremonies and Events 

as Instructed by the Color Guard Sergeant and Band. 

BAGPIPER- Beginner or Experienced

Have the necessary skill to play the bagpipes, read sheet music and desire to learn from an Instructor and the Band.

DRUMMER- Side, Tenor or Bass

Have the ability to play a drum, read sheet music and desire to learn from an 

Instructor and the Band. 

REQUIREMENTS

Members are required to be Fire Service or EMS Personnel-Full Time,Part-Time or Volunteer 

with a Fire Department or Fire District.


Retired members are welcome if they are in good standing with their Department.


All subject to approval from the Band Executive Board.

(If you meet above requirements please Contact Us)

current band of brothers pipes & drums roster

EXECUTIVE BOARD

EXECUTIVE BOARD

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Chairman Tony Laureto-Berwyn Fire Department (Retired)

Vice-Chairman John Gritsuk-Frankfort Fire District
Secretary/Treasurer Jerry Stechmiller- Berwyn Fire Department (Retired)
Band Manager John Raschke-Itasca Fire Protection District
Asst. Band Manager Tony Di Novo-South Holland Fire Department


Students

Alex Zielinski

Jason Martin

Joe Cirelli

Paul Steinweg

Steve Koenig

BAGPIPERS

EXECUTIVE BOARD

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Pipe Major Ryan Hornback-Calumet City Fire Department
Pipe Sergeant John Gritsuk-Frankfort Fire District

Brian Crabtree-Mokena Fire District
Erik Jacobson-U.S. Steel Fire Department
Chris Kribales-North Riverside Fire Department
Tony Laureto-Berwyn Fire Department (Retired)
John Raschke-Itasca Fire District
Patrick Scott-Alsip Fire Department
Jerry Stechmiller-Berwyn Fire Department (Retired)
Craig Newmes- Lemont Fire District

DRUMMERS

EXECUTIVE BOARD

COLOR GUARD

Side Drums
Kate Gritsuk-Lockport Fire District
Dan Hutter-Chicago Fire Department
Brian DeGroot-Harvey Fire Department
Tony Di Novo-South Holland Fire Department
Bob Patterson-Schererville Fire Department
Tenor Drum

Drum Corporal Paul Long-Calumet City Fire Department

Megan Lindsey-Romeoville Fire Department

Bass Drums
Drum Sergeant Jeff Duhoski- University Park Fire Department
Jack Lindsay-Minooka Fire District

COLOR GUARD

Rest in Peace..You Will Not Be Forgotten

COLOR GUARD

Honorary Drum Major Joe Kruzan- Schererville Fire Department
Color Guard Sergeant Joe Di Novo- Blue Island Fire Department (Retired)
Dave Knapp-Roberts Park Fire 

District (Retired)

BAND FAMILY & SUPPORTERS

Rest in Peace..You Will Not Be Forgotten

Rest in Peace..You Will Not Be Forgotten

Beverly 

Nora Laureto

The Bell Family

Colin & Brendan-James Joyce Pub


A Huge Thank You to All Our Family & Friends for Your Continued Support!

Rest in Peace..You Will Not Be Forgotten

Rest in Peace..You Will Not Be Forgotten

Rest in Peace..You Will Not Be Forgotten

Chester Milen-Band Founder

Mike Engel-Bagpiper