Pipers in Need of Your Equipment!

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    Looks like UPS needs to pay the piper—literally. 

    A group of 50 pipers and drummers from Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida made their way to NYC to set a world record.
     
    “It’s the first time we are invited,” group member Debbie Perez told NBCNewYork about the annual Pipefest Global Challenge.
     
    But instead, found themselves pipe-less, kilt-less, and drum-less.
     
    “We can’t pipe now,” Perez said.
     
    The UPS train with some of their equipment got stuck behind a train that’s stuck in derailment in Maryland. UPS can’t locate which train has the pipes, drums and kilts necessary to compete in the challenge.
     
    “We need 15 more pipes, 25 kilts, and 5 drums,” Perez told NBCNewYork. The ambitious group intended to set a record for most pipers on the USS Intrepid at once.
     
    The group raised $50,000 to come to town to perform at the challenge. And are now asking for anyone’s help to lend equipment.
     
    If you can help, the Berkeley group is asking you to contact Patrick Fisher at 813-240-2942.
     
    And make sure you visit the ship at West 46th street and 12th Ave to watch pipers pipe and drummers drum.