To play a funeral is an honor for a piper.
The event should be treated with respect and dignity.
I am the piper for several large funeral homes in the Tampa and Orlando areas.
I am also the registered piper for military funerals at Bushnell and Sarasota National Military Cemeteries in Florida. Often accompanying the guard of honor.
Piping at a funeral can be an intense and gratifying experience. There is no room for error or mistakes.
I often talk with the family of the deceased prior to ask what tunes should be played, or give musical advice.
I can wear either full Scots Guards military dress or a formal modern black dress uniform for the occasion.