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294 Reviews for Gus Person


Review by Grant A.

Church ServiceReviewed on February 19, 2024From York, PA

Once again, Gus excelled in being the piper for our event -- this time for a service of ordination to the priesthood. Gus played outside our entrance as people arrived for the event. After the service, Gus piped the way for people to go for the luncheon. As always, planning/coordinating with Gus was a pleasure. He was willing to entertain requests (asking if we had specific request). Gus' personable manner made it easy for people to converse with him (who was resplendently dressed, by the way). Always a pleasure to have Gus with us. One cannot go wrong with his talent, professionalism, and manner. Book Gus today!

Gus Person:

Grant engaged me to play at both a family and religious event - the ordination of his wife, Martha. I played outside as people were gathering for the service, and then played at the Great Hall as people moved from the Sanctuary to the luncheon. I actually enjoyed lunch with Bishop Audrey. I wore the full-dress uniform of a pipe major in the Black Watch.

Review by Gib P.

FuneralReviewed on February 13, 2024From New Cumberland, PA

Once again, Gus went above and beyond to accommodate a family for their loved one's funeral. Professional and flexible hardly seem enough to describe Gus's desire to make a difference. Thanks, Gus!!

Gus Person:

Once again, the Parthemore Funeral Home engaged me to play at the funeral of a US Navy Korean War veteran, this time at the funeral home. I played Amazing Grace at the beginning of the Memorial Service, and then played extensively on the outside porch as people were departing the service.

Review by Greg V.

FuneralReviewed on February 3, 2024From Annville, PA

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The funeral director engaged me to play at the funeral of a lady at the Grand View Memorial Park in Annville, PA. Itwas a cold, dour, dreary day with lots of rain in the morning. Just like the Old Country!

Review by Greg V.

FuneralReviewed on January 29, 2024From Annville, PA

Excellent bagpiper! Very talented. Thank you.

Gus Person:

I was engaged to play at the interment ceremony at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery of a U.S. Army veteran. These ceremonies are always very evocative, and feature both full military honors and a religious component.

Review by Gibby P.

FuneralReviewed on January 29, 2024From Camp Hill, PA

Once again, Gus performed extremely well and allowed me to focus on the other matters at hand. He is professional, prompt and communicates well in advance of any event. I will continue to reach out to him for bagpiping needs in the future.

Gus Person:

Once again, the Parthemore Funeral Home engaged me to play at the funeral of a Scottish-American lady at the Rolling Green Cemetery in Camp Hill, PA. Although rain had been forecasted all day, the weather brightened up to allow me to play without a rain cape. It is a privilege to support the families and operations of this funeral home.

Review by Mary H.

CelebrationReviewed on January 22, 2024From Selinsgrove, PA

Gus played at our student graduation in January 2024 at Susquehanna University in Selingsgrove PA. He made the graduation incredibly special wearing his full regalia along with his fine piping skills! I highly recommend him for his incredible skill and professionalism.

Gus Person:

I was engaged to play at the graduation of the Graphics Design students of the Vermont College of Fine Arts who had completed their Master's degree studies at Susquehanna University at Selinsgrove, PA. I wore full-dress and played selections of the music that the students had requested. The reception was terrific, and the venue was very impressive. They'll invite me back for next year.

Review by Frank D.

Community EventReviewed on January 21, 2024From Selinsgrove, PA

Gus is a fine musician and a consummate professional. He made our graduation ceremony an unforgettable experience. I can't recommend him enough.

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Frank engaged me to play at the graduation of the Writing Program students at the Vermont College of Fine Arts at Susquehanna University. Students received their Master's degrees, and also selected all the music that I played. This was an impressive event at the Weber Chapel & Auditorium in and idyllic venue. I wore the full-dress uniform of a piper in The Black Watch.

Review by colleen m.

Community EventReviewed on December 17, 2023From Danville, PA

Gus was amazing, came early to event, played before, during and after our wreaths across America ceremony. MANY people commented on how special Gus made the event. Already booked for next year! Thank you Gus, we sincerely appreciate your addition to our memorial service.

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Colleen engaged me play at an annual Wreaths Across America at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Danville, PA. This has become a great patriotic event in America. The weather was perfect and there was a huge crowd of veterans and spectators. I've already ben invited back for next year.

Review by Christine B.

FuneralReviewed on December 16, 2023From Bally, PA

Mr Person recently piped at my fathers funeral. Although a somber event, I wanted to make this last celebration special and memorable. Mr Person helped me do just that! I am so pleased that I found Gus! He was professional, courteous, and his piping was just perfect! Thru the Bash, details were easy to arrange. Gus responded quickly to my inquiry and invited me to contact him by phone to discuss details. I truly appreciate him offering an open line of communication and willingness to accommodate special requests. Gus’ performance was excellent! My family and I were moved. If you’re deciding on a Piper, I wouldn’t hesitate and highly recommend Gus Person!

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Christine engaged me to play at the funeral of her father in Bally, PA. The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church was originally founded in 1741. I played outside prior to the Funeral Mass as people were gathering, and then led the Procession across the street to the cemetery which was a long steep climb to the actual gravesite. At the conclusion of the final prayers, I played The Flowers of the Forrest. Christine was great to work with.

Review by Gib P.

FuneralReviewed on December 15, 2023From New Cumberland, PA

Gus distinguishingly played Amazing Grace at church, Marine Corps Hymn at the National Cemetery, and continually exhibits great thought and dedication to the craft, the song selections and the families we serve. Thank you, Gus!

Gus Person:

I was engaged by the Parthemore Funeral Home to play at the funeral of a USMC Vietnam veteran, State Police Officer and piper at the St. Theresa's Catholic Church in New Cumberlan. I traveled with the cortege to the interment at Fort Indizntown Gap National Cemetery.

Review by Gib P.

FuneralReviewed on December 11, 2023From New Cumberland, PA

As always, Gus was both professional and accommodating. He went the extra mile to reach out and discuss what the family was looking for with the family. Thank you, Gus!

Gus Person:

On this very dour afternoon, I played after the Mass at St. Theresa's R.C. Church in New Cumberland for the funeral of a retired US Air Force lieutenant colonel. I played in the rain as the casket was conveyed from the church to the hearse. The family had requested specific tunes to be played. The interment will occur at Arlington National Cemetery.

Review by Grant A.

Church ServiceReviewed on November 29, 2023From York, PA

Gus joined our St. Andrew's Day celebrations for the third year in a row. As always, Gus is joy with which to work. I'm always impressed with his knowledge and his suggestions of repertoire that would work well with the event. If you need a pipe in Central Pennsylvania and surrounding areas get in touch with Gus Person!

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Rev. Grant engaged me to play, for the third time, at the annual Kirkin' o' the Tartans service at the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in East York. I played for the Processional and Recessional, and also played during Communion. I selected a number of Retreat Marches in 3/4 Time. As always, my performance was well received, and I also played a number of tunes in the social hall after the service.

Review by Jim A.

Community EventReviewed on November 13, 2023From York, PA

Bagpiper Gus is the best!! We reconsecrated our old cemetery His playing of the pipes was so chilling! It truly added to the event. Made it ever so reverent. Jim

Gus Person:

The Canadochly Lutheran Church engaged me to play at the re-dedication of their Old Cemetery. The church was originally founded in 1733, and there are several Revolutionary and Civil War veterans buried there. I led the procession to the cemetery after the church service. This was followed by delicious Ham and Bean Soup in the Parish Hall.

Review by George S.

Community EventReviewed on November 12, 2023From Manheim, PA

Gus exceeded our expectations. We booked him just to play one song during the ceremony, but on his own, he played incidental music before the ceremony began. We did not think about asking him to (and should have), but he also volunteered to play ALL of the service songs in a private ceremony before the main ceremony which was an unexpected treat. I love hearing the pipes, and it is a delight listening to Gus. I know it is a challenging instrument to master, but he was pitch perfect throughout!

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Brigadier General Schwartz, on behalf of the Memorial Committe, engaged me to play at the re-dedication of the Manheim Veterans Memorial Park. A huge crowd gathered for the ceremony. Thanks to the VFW Post 5956 for sponsoring. It was a great honor to participate on this Veterans Day.

Review by Courtney C.

WeddingReviewed on November 12, 2023From Emmitsburg, MD

Gus was incredible and made our wedding ceremony so special! He was so accommodating, kind, communicative and made sure everything we wanted would be included. Our guests loved the piper surprise and it made our exit from the church so magical! Would 100% recommend Gus for any and all events!

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Patrick and Courtney hired me to play at their wedding at the Immaculate Conception Chapel on the campus of Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. I played outside as guests were gathering and then escorted them down the aisle to the strains of Highland Laddie. Patrick and I had much in common since he was New Jersey National Guard Officer, and also a police officer. This was a magnificent venue in perfect weather.

Review by Bonnie L.

FuneralReviewed on October 9, 2023From West Chester, PA

Gus performed at my mother's graveside memorial service. He was responsive, punctual and genuinely interested in hearing my mother's story and meeting all of us. Gus' uniform was impeccable and his demeanor so respectful. Gus is very talented and his repertoire impressive. When I shared a video clip with our Scottish relatives, they were duly impressed with his piping! Thank you Gus for making our Mother's funeral so memorable. Bonnie Lazzeri

Gus Person:

Bonnie engaged me to play at the funeral of her Scottish mother at the historic Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery in West Chester, PA. During the hour-long interment cemetery, I played four traditional tunes and closed with "Sleep, Dearie, Sleep.: The Quaker Meeting House on the cemetery grounds was used as a hospital for wounded American and British soldiers from the nearby battle of Brandywine during the War of Independence. I wore the No. 1 Dress uniform of a piper in the Scots Guards. Fortunately, the rain held off during the service.

Review by Kelly B.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on September 17, 2023From York, PA

Gus Person is the ultimate professional. Always prompt. Works extremely well with our choir and musicians. Very authentic bagpiper attire worn. Since we found Gus Person many years ago, we hire no others.

Gus Person:

Once again, I was hired to play at the annual Blue Mass which honors first responders and law enforcement personnel. The service was held at the St. Joseph's Parish R.C. Church in East York, PA. I joined the choir and ensemble in playing Abide with Me and then Amazing Grace. This is always a very evocative occasion.

Review by Kyra B.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 15, 2023From Columbia, PA

Gus was fantastic! We hired him to play outside the church at our wedding and our guests loved it! Our groomsmen all wore kilts and Gus and his bagpipes really added a special touch to the festivities.

Gus Person:

I played at Carl and Kyra's wedding at the Holy Trinity R.C. Church in downtown Columbia, PA. This was a magnificent church erected in 19th Century style. The Groom, all the Groomsmen, and many of the male guests were in full Highland Dress, It's always a treat to see that.

Review by Maggie P.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on September 12, 2023From Lewisburg, PA

Gus always does a wonderful job performing at our annual memorial service for fallen officers. We look forward to having him back next year!

Gus Person:

For the third time, I was hired to play at the annual memorial service for fallen officers at the US Penitentiary at Lewisburg, PA. The rain held off while I played a Prelude, and then followed the three volleys by playing The Flowers if the Forest..

Review by Jennifer H.

FuneralReviewed on September 10, 2023From Sunbury, PA

Gus was amazing! Professional, kind and played beautifully.

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The family hired me to play at the funeral of a beloved aunt who died recently after a long illness. The funeral was held in the small town of Stonington in Northumberland County. I played a long Prelude and then played Amazing Grace after the final prayers.

Review by Kristofer R.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 10, 2023From York, PA

Gus was fantastic! He plays beautifully, arrived to the venue early, and was easy to communicate and coordinate with throughout our wedding planning process. Gus offered us great suggestions on songs and the order they should be played in based in his expertise. His highland attire added the perfect bit of flair to our outdoor wedding. I would highly recommend working with Gus for any event.

Gus Person:

Chris and Carolyn hired me to play at their outdoor wedding in Farquhar Park in York City. A great deal of planning actually went into their ceremony. I played a variety of tunes including Shenandoah, Ode to Joy and Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms for their Ring-Warming. The couple actually waltzed during this portion. I wore Cameron of Erracht tartan in No. 3 Dress. It was actually pleasant to be playing in the shade of a grove of trees.

Review by Will W.

CelebrationReviewed on September 8, 2023From Mercersburg, PA

Gus did a great job at our event. This is the second event I have officiated that Gus has performed at and he is exceptional. I would encourage you to book him for your event!

Gus Person:

I was hired to play at the annual Convocation Ceremony at the Irvine Memorial Chapel on the campus of the Mercersburg Academy in south-central Pennsylvania. This is a prestigious secondary school with students from all over the US and many foreign countries. I played for the Processional and the Recessional. This was a most impressive ceremony in a magnificent edifice.

Review by Jaclyn M.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 4, 2023From Manchester, PA

Wonderful! Would definately recommend!!

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Jacklyn hired me to play at a moment of remembrance for her grandfather who had recently passed away. The event was her wedding to David at the Historic Shady Run Resort in Manchester, PA. I played a selection of Irish tunes for her grandmother who was sitting at the lead table. As a marc- off tune, I played Highland Laddie as a tribute to David.

Review by Eric L.

Church ServiceReviewed on September 4, 2023From Washington Boro, PA

Thank you again for your music at the Manor Camp Ground for our Sunday outdoor service for St. Paul's UMC, Mountville. It was a great event for all those that attended. Your choice of pieces was perfect listening and in timing. Of course, they all wanted to stay and hear more at the end. Definitely 5 Stars !!!

Gus Person:

Eric hired me to play at their annual church service in Washington Boro. In the pavilion, I played an entrance march, and then played a selection of 3/4 Retreat Marches during the course of the service. Everyone was very appreciative and hospitable.

Review by Emily H.

CelebrationReviewed on August 30, 2023From Lewisburg, PA

Outstanding all around! Gus is responsive, flexible and very talented! Thank you!!!

Gus Person:

Once again, I played at the annual Convocation ceremy at Bucknell University in Lewisburg to inaugurate the new academic year and the Freshman Class of 2027. Following the auditorium activities, I led the faculty and students to the candle-lighting ceremony on the Quadrangle.