Ceremonial Unit

Ceremonial Unit – Honor Guard

Mission Statement

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office Ceremonial Unit was established in 2003 to represent Aiken County,  the Sheriff’s Office, its officers and families at police funerals, parades and other ceremonial occasions. It is our intention to assist all officers and their families during their time of emotional duress from the loss of their loved one.The membership of the Ceremonial Unit has grown from its initial members to including, a bugler and pipes and drums. The team is comprised of volunteers from many different assignments within the Sheriff’s Office. Understanding the mission of the team is honoring others.  Our motto best reflects our mission, “Honor the Fallen”.

About the Band

Founded in 2007 as an enhancement to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office Ceremonial Unit, with two Pipers, Captain Bobby Wilson and Tom Cuny   The Aiken Sheriff’s Pipes & Drums of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is an all volunteer unit comprised of Deputy Sheriff’s and citizens who proudly represent the Sheriff’s Office.  The band is available for parades, public safety memorials, and funerals.  Members of the band play the Great Highland Bagpipes, snare, tenor, and bass drums.

Now Accepting New Membership

The band is currently accepting new membership applications. No prior experience is necessary to join! The band has many experienced players who are willing to teach newcomers how to play. If you would like to learn how you can become part of this outstanding band please call 803-642-1709 today.

Rehearsals

Band practice is held one day a week (Saturday) from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the home of Pipe Major George Grinton, (in his garage, “The Pipe Cave”).

Membership Expenses

There are no membership fees required to become a member of this elite organization.  Uniform shirts, kilts, and drums are provided by the band.  Members are required to purchase minor uniform accessories and practice equipment.  Pipers are required to provide and maintain their own set of bagpipes.