As the Northport Pipe Band grows, it continues to set its sights higher. The years passed, and the band's repertoire gradually expanded. A number of instructors came and went, and some pipers dropped out, but even more joined and the band's roster grew. Today, three of the original six members remain: former pipe Major Ted Unkel, Bill Howe, and bass drummer Dan Madigan. The band regularly performs in parades and other events that literally cover Long Island end to end-from Montauk to Manhattan. It still practices Monday nights at the same legion hall that saw the band's first practice 30 years ago, and it proudly leads the town's Memorial Day and Cow Harbor Day Parades each year. The future holds great promise for the Northport Pipe Band, but its roots will always be firmly planted in the community that gave it its start.