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November 26, 2017

Hollywood Christmas Parade 2017

 

 

More the 180 years of service. Michael Apodaca 40+, Scott Walton 30+, Cliff Armas 40+, Kathy Petrash 25+, Ruby Aguirre 10, Mick Rose 30

 

 

 

 

 

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November 11, 2017

Orange County Memorial Park

Veterans day  

 

Today the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes & Drums had the Honor and privilege of participating in the Orange County Veteran’s Day ceremony at Veteran’s Park, Yorba Linda.

Gold Star Mothers left to Right 

Evelyn Patino –   From Yorba Linda, Corporal Claudio Patino IV, United States Marine Corps, 2010

Elaine Brattain – From Yorba Linda, Private First Class Joel K. Brattain, United States Army, 2004

Sally Monsoon –   From Garden Grove, “Recipient of the Medal of Honor”, Petty Officer Second Class/SEAL, Michael A. Monsoon, United States Navy, 2006.

Debi WinE – From Orange, Specialist Trevor A. Win’e, United States Army, 2004

Deanna Howard – From Fullerton, Private 1st Class Christian R. San Nicolas, United States Army, 2012.

 

GOLD STAR PIN worn by Families who have a Family  Member KIA 

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October 24, 2017

“LAPD missing one of the Great ones”

Rick Beach Services

I had the honor to play for one of LAPD’s Finest Rick Beach. This hit a lot of us hard as he was such a great guy to know and work with. I don’t ever recall working with Rich that he was negative which made policing so much fun.  We had a blast when we worked together alway upbeat.  We got a lot of Bad guys too.

Lots of Rampart there maybe 60 or so guys even Mike and Sheila Balmer  (Owner of the Short Stop) which was so nice to see. At the same time not surprising as Rich was such a nice guy.

 

A Marine

No doubt Rick made his Brothers In Arms proud

 

Three Purple Hearts

1st BN, 9th Marines and 2nd BN, 9th Marines during his 13 months of service in Viet Nam, infamously know as “The Walking Dead and Hell in a Helmet”

LAPD missing one of the Great ones”  Michael Apodaca 21002



Dollar Don

 

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October 23, 2017

The Band would like to thank all of you who have supported us in our Annual Gala “Cigars Under the Stars 2017”

We hope all of you can return in 2018

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October 17, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriff Department

Valor Awards

 

Held at the University of California (USC) Galen Center

 

USC's Biggest fan

USC’s Biggest fan

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October 15, 2017

LAPES Pipes and Drums newest Drummer

 

Congratulation to Paul Nolan to become the Bands newest Drummer

 

Paul Receives his LAPES Drummer Badge from President Michael Apodaca and Drum Sergeant Charlie Ezelle

Paul Receives his LAPES Drummer Badge from President Michael Apodaca and Drum Sergeant Charlie Ezelle

Bass Drummer Roberto Lopez and Drum Sergeant Charle Ezelle with Paul

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VENTURE GAMES OCTOBER 14/15 2017

No competition this weekend but we had a great time seeing all of our band friends from Southern Ca.

 

 

The new pipers of “THE” Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes & Drums cast a Giant Shadow! Yes, none other that the 3 muskateers. Piper McTubil, Lorie Piper McTubil, Kathy skj petrash, & Robin

Friday night after setting up we had pizza and games at Tony’s pizza.  

 

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 Ian Campbell has new photos

 

Click on the Ian Campbell link above.

 

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Most Reverent Archbishop Jose Lopez

Blue Mass Our Lady of The Angles  Cathedral 




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World Police & Fire Games 2017

Los Angeles Coliseum

opening ceremony

August 7, 2017 

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Click to See our practice from July 8, 2017

Check out Scott Walton’s Hose and Spats.  He had a Memorial Service for one of our Nations Veterans in Thousand Oaks.  Scott played the LAPD Graduation ceremony the day before.  It takes a huge commitment as a LAPES Band member.  We all love it.

 

 

 


July 5, 2017

US Customs and Border Protections

Thanks the Band and Sgt Mick Rose for his services 

 

US Customs and Border Protections Thanks Retired Sgt. Rose for his participation in there honors Irish American Heritage Month Event

 

 


 RIP

Los Angeles City Firefighter Kelly Wong

-breathe- Southern California hasn't lost a Firefighter in years.. Sadly, today Scott Walton was called upon to lead the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, in joining Cal Fire and Orange County Firefighter Pipe Bands to bid farewell to handsome, promising young Firefighter Kelly Wong.. Kelly was born in Hong Kong, and graduated at the top of his class.. He was a beloved son and husband, and a new Dad..

Posted by Jesse Stoker Walton on Friday, June 16, 2017

PSR III Robin Van Ness LAPD, Ret. Sgt Mick Rose LAPD, Ret. Sgt Raul Saldana Hermosa Beach PD

Det III Scott Walton LAPD, Lori Tubil LAPES Piper, Det II Kathy Patrash LAPD, PSR III Robin Van Ness LAPD

Roberto “Boom Boom” Lopez LAPES Bass Drummer


 

On June 5th Firefighter Kelly Wong was killed in a training accident.  Laid to rest on June 16th the Pipes and Drums from al Fire California Professional Firefighters, Orange County Fire Authority and Las Vegas Played the Procession.

The Procession began at LA City Hall and escorted Kelly atop LA City Fire truck to the Los Angeles Cathedral.  RIP Firefighter Kelly.


 

50 GIG CITATION

Our bass drummer, Roberto Lopez, earned his fifty gig ribbon in a record time. Thank you Roberto for your dedication and hard work in supporting law enforcement and the Band by performing at these events. Left to right: Band President Michael Apodaca, Roberto Lopez, Pipe Major Scott Walton.

 

 

 

 


LASO Award Dinner

On Saturday, June 3rd, the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff’s (ALADS) held their awards banquet dinner. The dinner honors those sheriff’s for their bravery in service and their commitment to community service and leadership. The Band was honored to perform at the opening ceremony.

 

 


PURPLE HEART 48 YEARS LATE

In 1969, David Stull was wounded by shrapnel embedded in his right arm while serving in Viet Nam. Due to errors in paperwork, David was never awarded his Purple Heart. On Wednesday, May 31st, forty-eight years later David was finally awarded the Purple Heart. A solo piper from the Band was honored to perform at Stull’s Purple Heart ceremony.

http://www.vcstar.com/…/david-stull-receives-his…/102374604/

 


MEMORIAL DAY 2017

The Band did three gigs today

  1. 3/5 Marine Run
  2. Orange County Veterans Park
  3. South Bay Memorial Day Honors

A rose is then placed on the brick baring their name on the Walk of Honor.

The Band was honored to play at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Veterans Park in Yorba Linda.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, the names of the servicemen and women from Orange County who were killed in defense of the country are read.

MEMORIAL DAY 2017

The Band did three gigs today

  1. 3/5 Marine Run
  2. Orange County Veterans Park
  3. South Bay Memorial Day Honors

A rose is then placed on the brick baring their name on the Walk of Honor.

The Band was honored to play at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Veterans Park in Yorba Linda.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, the names of the servicemen and women from Orange County who were killed in defense of the country are read.

 

 


LAPD Police Officer Joshua Cullins killed by road side bomb

The LAPES Pipe and Drum Band would like to extend their condolences to the family and friends of LAPD Officer and United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Joshua Cullins. Joshua was activated and serving in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan. On October 18, 2010 Joshua was killed by a road side bomb.

 

 

In August, 2010 SSG Cullins was injured by a bomb blast while serving on the same deployment in Afghanistan. He recovered from his injuries. His extended family from LAPD made these two videos to wish him a speedy recovery and his return back to LAPD.