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Pipe Corporal Jim Kane

Name:   Jim Kane

Email:  jim_kane@hvrpolicepipesanddrums.org
County:   Orange
Occupation:   Orange County Sheriff (Ret)
Position In Band:   Pipe Sergeant and Band Manager

Family Coat of Arms Clan Tartan

When did you start piping? 1997
How did you get your start in piping? Long story short: One evening I had the honor and privilege to meet Pipe Instructor Bill Spencer of the AOH Div #1 Band Monroe, NY. and the rest is history.
Who was/were your teacher(s)? Billy Spencer, Pipe Instructor for the AOH Div #1 Band and Joe Brady Sr., HVRP Band Instructor.
What make of bagpipes do you play?  Booth
Favorite Pipe tune? Paddy's Green Shamrock Shores
Favorite Pipe band? 78th Frasers
What bands have you played with? AOH Division #1 Pipe Band, Monroe, NY.
What is your most memorable moment during your piping career? Marching with my brother police in our very first parade as the HVRP Pipes and Drums.
What would your wish be for the band in the next few years? I have 3 wishes: Get to Ireland as a band, Perform more concerts and to get our CD on the shelves.
What is the best tip that you can suggest to a new piper? Just to remember that a TRUE piper will never turn his back on you and will always be there to help you. "In Unity and Brotherhood."  Also...practice, practice, practice!