Coastal Florida

Police & Fire Pipes & Drums

DRUM MAJOR Ancient City Pipes and Drums


Mass of Christian burial, celebrating the life of Michael T. Donohue, 69, of Palm Coast who passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House, will be on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at Saint Stevens Catholic Church. Michael was born in Brooklyn, New York and served his country in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Irish Social Club, a Drum Major for the Ancient City Pipe and Drums, member of the Italian American Club, Elks Club and Pine Lakes Country Club and a Member of the V.F.W. in St. Augustine. Michael is survived by his wife of 31 years, Toni; and his son Edward and his wife Raeann of Jacksonville

In Fond Memory

TREASURER - Ancient City Pipes and Drums


"Piper" Paul L. Schofield, 74, of Rome, N.Y., and formerly of St. Augustine Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, in Rome Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.He was born April 6, 1936, in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Leslie and Helen Strong Schofield. On April 19, 1957, he married Mary Carroll in England.Paul served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years. He did several European tours and came to Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, N.Y., in 1972. He later retired from the Pentagon with the rank of chief master sergeant  After retiring from the military, Paul worked for 20 years at the Teamsters Union Headquarters in Washington, D.C."Piper" Paul was a former member and treasurer of the Ancient City Pipes and Drums of St. Augustine, Fla.  He was also a member of the VFW Post 2391 of St. Augustine, Fla.

Drum Corporal Paul Kelly

    July 20, 1943-October 19, 2017

One of the "good guys". Paul was a true asset to our band. He loved life and we loved him. He always had a joke to tell or sage advice for those who needed it.  Paul was always practicing and striving for perfection. He fought the good fight against Cancer with dignity and strength, but he finally succumbed.  He is now entertaining the Angels with his great stories and paradiddles!

Drum On Paul, Drum on!


BASS DRUMMER Ancient City Pipes and Drums

Our dear band mate and visiting bass drummer, Patrick Gribbon lost his battle to cancer in March 2015.  Patrick would spend the Saint Patrick's Day Season with the Ancient City Pipes and Drums.  He resided in Canada with his wife and family.   We are deeply saddened by the loss of this kind hearted, warm spirited gift of life.

We lovingly remember our brothers who have gone to their rest in the hopes of rising again.  Their commitment, service and duty to this band will never be forgotten.   Until we meet again.

In Time of Sorrow...
May you see God's light on the path ahead
When the road you walk is dark.
May you always hear,
Even in your hour of sorrow,
The gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard, may hardness
Never turn your heart to stone,
May you always remember
when the shadows fall—
You do not walk alone.


PIPE MAJOR and Founder, Ancient City Pipes and Drums


Our dear band mate, David R. LeConey died at his home on Feb 20, 2009 with his devoted wife and family at his side. Dave retired from the United States Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer . He was a member of J. Wendell Fargus Masonic Lodge #356 and a lifetime member of the VFW. His passion and his hobby was playing the bagpipes.  Dave was a founding member and Pipe Major of the Ancient City Pipes and Drums which still performs  today as his legacy.