The Mohawk Valley Frasers Pipe Band, 2015 inductees to the Rome Arts Hall of Fame, is conducting its annual recruitment drive and plans an open house at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. Margaret’s Ecumenical and Retreat Center, 47 Jordan Road, New Hartford.
A program will be held at 2 p.m. to inform interested people about the band and its activities. A demonstration of the various instruments used in a pipe band will follow. Attendees will have the opportunity to try practice instruments and obtain details about lessons. Visit www.mvfpb.com for additional information about the band.
Founded in 1973, the band draws members from every community between Rochester and Little Falls, with members coming from diverse ethic backgrounds joined by their love of Celtic music. The band performs at parades, concerts and highland games, and has won prizes at the North American, Northeastern and New England championships. Beginners and accomplished musicians of any age are welcome.