Meet a Musician: Brandon Hudson, Piper



Bloomington, Indiana, is a special city for musicians—visitor or resident, foreign or domestic, famous or little-known. It also happens to be a city with a large university and a large school of music, a meeting place for all kinds of performers, educators, and researchers. This post is part of a photo series that looks at the many people in Bloomington who call themselves a musician.

A firefighter with the Bloomington Fire Department (BFD), Brandon Hudson plays the bagpipes with the department pipe band, in which he’s been playing for around two years. In the picture, he holds an electronic practice chanter—a section of the bagpipes which is used to produce melodies—with an attached amplifier (the white pill-looking object above his hands). Real bagpipes sit in repose on the bench next to him.

The BFD Pipe and Drum Band can be heard throughout the year providing live music at all kinds of official functions.

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