"One of the occasions that I am most fulfilled playing my bagpipe music is at funeral ceremonies. Music is the universal communicator and it allows for a sense of closure. Many family members, friends, and guests of those that have passed have expressed gratitude to me for providing the music that gave them comfort during that time of deep sorrow."
- Van W. Frazier
One of the most requested and meaningful tunes performed by Van is Amazing Grace. He also has a great variety of other music suitable for all religions and ethnic groups to make each memorial service unique. And of course, Van will come professionally dressed in the traditional Scottish formal kilt.
“Thank you again for playing so beautifully at my father’s funeral!”
“I wanted to let you know that many people came over and thanked my brothers and myself for having a piper at my sisters burial. They said it was a nice touch, and she would have enjoyed it. I have positive feedback on the piper (Van). We were late, but he waited for us. He placed himself in a respectful position, not close enough to intrude, but close enough to be heard. He played the tunes we requested. I especially enjoyed hearing How Great Thou Art on the pipes. Pam wishes she could have heard it when I told her about that as it was her Mom's favorite hymn.
Sound: Very Good to Excellent Appearance: Excellent Professionalism: Excellent
We appreciated his flexibility and working with us - the funeral ran longer than expected, and a number of people liked hearing How Great Thou Art. Again, thank you, and please pass this message on to Van.”
“Van was so easy to do business with at an especially difficult time. He played at my dad's funeral mass and did a wonderful job and really made the final good bye a lasting memory. Would highly recommend him no matter the occasion. He lived up to his commitment and expectations. You will not be disappointed.”
“You have been a pleasure to collaborate with concerning my mothers funeral. She and my daddy love the bagpipes. Hopefully, our next meeting will be a happier one. Again, thank you for your service and professional musicianship.”
“An unforgettable performance! Van was very professional and receptive to our needs. His performance added a true touch of class to my dad's funeral.”