Post-Pipers Ball — Thank you!

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Just winding down after celebrating our 4th Pipers Ball and I am coming to the conclusion that we have some very enthusiastic fans who support us in our pursuit of always raising the bar. What a fun evening it was in Rockville Centre with over 350 in attendance. They were treated to an evening featuring music from Jameson’s Revenge, The Mise Eire Irish Dancing School & a performance from NYMetro Pipe Band.

It was so refreshing to see all the local Pipe Bands showing up, raising a Pint with us and showing what a great and supportive and appreciative Piping community we have in the New York Tristate area. Add seeing so many of our friends and family in attendance, an open bar and hot food it is a formula for a great night. From P/M Michael Mahoney, Lead drummer Adrian Mordaunt and every member of the New York Metro Family we thank you and sincerely want you to know you inspire and energize our mission.

Well, everyone did their job and made light work for many hands. I know that you always fail to mention someone when you start mentioning people but I would be remiss if I didn’t single out Pipers Kevin DeFiore, Andy McCarrick, Tommy Munks & Brian McGuire for organizing the night. And, Pipers Jim Lee & Mike Morrissey for keeping everything moving that night. Thanks to Patti Love tending to all those little touches that make sure the evening was done with class. Last but not least everyone in the band & their families played an important role in the evening’s success.

So big “Love & Thanks” go out to you all for helping out. Among the best parts was an amazing line of apparel created for us by our friends at South Shore Customs Our guests loved the shirts and hats so much we were almost completely sold out! Look for more cool NY Metro swag coming soon and check out at South Shore Customs for your next cool apparel needs. We’ll have our online store up and running soon!

While the awarding the Raffle prize was a little lengthy it made for a sense of fun watching how many people went home feeling good about winning something. Of particular note was Rich Jones of Massapequa, NY who won a coveted bottle of Balvenie Double Wood 17yr Single Malt that was donated by the Wm Grant Distilleries. We appreciate their continued support.


Another highlight for the Pipe Band was looking at all the new members of The Pipe Band Project in attendance showing support, watching, learning and setting their own paths toward getting better. Their enthusiasm is contagious and has made them feel very much part of what we are trying to accomplish. We will be keeping our on line link up and running for a few weeks to continue to accept the much appreciated donations from people and groups who couldn’t be there.



Remember NY Metro is a nonprofit organization pursuant to Section 501 (c ) 3 of the US IRS code. Your donation to the band may qualify for an income tax deduction in accordance with Federal and/or State income tax laws. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine whether your donation is deductible in whole or part. Nothing in this communication is intended to constitute legal or tax advice.

Gleren Meneghin

Gleren is a 23-year-old Art Director with The Workshop - a London & NYC based creative and brand experience design agency for the bold innovators and businesses that challenge the status quo. He transitions strategic ideas into full-blown creative applications through his clean, minimal and timeless approach to design. Gleren has a passion for creating brands from concept to completion - visual identity, print, packaging and digital design - for a multitude of commercial and cultural organizations. Gleren is also an accomplished musician and recognized on the world stage as a top snare drummer.