Carries Banner or Flag(s) in front of the Band at Parades, Ceremonies and Events
as Instructed by the Color Guard Sergeant and Band.
Have the necessary skill 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 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)
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
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
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
Drum Corporal Paul Long-Calumet City Fire Department
Megan Lindsey-Romeoville Fire Department
Drum Sergeant Jeff Duhoski- University Park Fire Department
Jack Lindsay-Minooka Fire District
Honorary Drum Major Joe Kruzan- Schererville Fire Department
Color Guard Sergeant Joe Di Novo- Blue Island Fire Department (Retired)
Dave Knapp-Roberts Park Fire
The Bell Family
Colin & Brendan-James Joyce Pub
A Huge Thank You to All Our Family & Friends for Your Continued Support!
Chester Milen-Band Founder