Claddagh Pipe Band Members
Joe founded the band in May 2010. Previously he has played with Bergen Irish PB, Kenmure PB, Clan Na Vale PB, and the West Milford Highlander PB. He is currently a bagpipe instructor for the West Milford Board of Ed. and a Middle School Teacher.
Mike joined the band at the start of the 2013 season new to the pipe band genre. Within a year he was ready to take over the corps and move the band ahead into 2014. Mike currently instructs the West Milford Mallet percussion ensemble and works a Young Insurance Professional.
Kristy is a founding member of the band. Previously she has played with Bergen Irish PB and the West Milford Highlander PB. Kristy is a bagpipe instructor for the West Milford Board of Ed. and Director at Great Start Pre School.
Dan joined the band in 2011 as our Drum Major but picked up the bass when the band was in need and never put it down. Previously he was Drum Major for the Gettysburg College Marching Band and DM of the West Milford Highlander Band. Dan is currently a history teacher.
Quarter Master Piper Mick Burgess
Mick is a founding member of the band. Previously he has played with Bergen Irish PB and the Rockland County AOH PB. Mick is the one responsible for making sure we all look our best for performances. When he's not piping, Mick enjoys Living History Recreationism.
Sam is a former lead drummer from the West Milford Highlander band, currently studying Music Education. He also works as an instructor for the Highlander Band program.
Colour Sergeant Krist Brembt
Genna is currently a student and member of the West Milford HIghlander Pipes and Drums.
Krist is a founding member of the band. He is also the Claddagh Band Union Leader. Previously he has played with the West Milford Highlander PB. Krist works for the NJ Park Service. In his spare time he enjoys Civil War Reenacting.
James first joined as a tenor drummer, then for a year picked up the bass. Now he has settled on Tenor and Bugle. James is currently finishing a degree in History from William Paterson University.
Keith is our only official part-time member. Previously he has played with the West Milford Highlander PB. Keith has a degree in music performance/education with a concetration in Tuba. He currently works as a High School Band Director.
Danielle "Danny" Dreyer
Danny joined Claddagh at the start of the 2015 season. She is currently student. In addition to her piping Danny plays guitar, saxophone and clarinet.
Sean is a founding member of the band. He started as a custom made bass for another band out in NYC but has come to us by way of good fortune. In addition to his drumming, Sean is a renowned Olympic Swimmer and will represent the nation of Ghana in the next summer games!
Alexis is a student attending TCNJ for Music Education.
Sarah joined winter 2014. Sarah is a former pipe major of the WM Highlander Band.
Snare Drummer Conrad Bender
Conrad joined the band in 2013 mid-season. He is a former drummer of the West Milford Highlander PB. Conrad is currently studying History at Passaic County Community College. In his spare time Conrad enjoys Revloutionary War Reenacting.
Wee Allen Magie
Allen is a student both of pipe and academics. He has been taking bagpipe lessons with PM Joe Smolinski for about two years now and made his debut during our 2018 parade season!
Diane is a middle school teacher. . She has been studying with Keith Williams for some time and is ready to enter into the competition circle.
Chip has been with us since the 2017 season. He is also a member of the Passaic County Pipes & Drums.
Haley joined Claddagh at the start of the 2013 season. She is currently serving in the United States Army
Bobby "Boo Boo"
Bobby joined Claddagh at the start of the 2013 season. He is currently a student attending the University of Miami studying music.
Evan is a former Pipe Sergeant of the West Milford Highlander Band. He is currently a member of United States Marine Corps.