I wanted to thank you for adding to the beauty of my husband's funeral by playing your bagpipes. Many people told me they appreciated the wonderful music and I know my husband loved it because, as a firefighter, he had a special appreciation for bagpipe music. Thank you also for the very thoughtful card. The world is blessed by people like you.
Monique Mohler and Family
I just wanted to tell you how beautiful your playing was at my Mom's funeral. Everyone was truly moved. Mom's day was perfect in every way. Thank you for your part in it.
With heartfelt gratitude, Brenda Barnhill
Thanks so much for your prayers and encouragement. Your beautiful music brought a depth of reverence to Wayne's graveside service and I am very grateful. May God bless you for your compassion and service to those who need strength and joy.
Gratefully, Mary Jo Levy
Hi. You played at our wedding reception in Indianapolis on October 5th. Your performance was extraordinary…and a total, very pleasant surprise to me! I’ve heard nothing but highly favorable comments from all who were there. One’s wedding day should be memorable, and you’ve made mine even more so. Thanks.
David J. Sholly - Colonel, Field Artillery: US Army (retired)
Dear Hope, We wanted to thank you again for the beautiful piping at our wedding! We hope you had as much fun playing as everyone else had listening to you.
Best Wishes, Patrick & Alina Klein
Mrs. Hope Oakes, bagpiper of Kokomo, IN was hired for committal services. By experience, she knew exactly what to do and the many fire departments present at the cemetary were pleased. It was beautiful and I encourage all of you to consider this service whenever possible.
Jim Todd - President, Indiana Funeral Directors Association
Thank you for being a part of the celebration of life for our Mother. She would have agreed with the Irish touch. You play the pipes beautifully and your music is very moving. Thank you for participating.
Sincerely, Patty Snyder & Family
Dear Hope, Words cannot express my gratitude, you are very, very talented. Many People commented on how wonderful the bagpipes were. Thank you so much.
Sincerely, Pat Martz
Dear Hope, On behalf of the NC Law Enforcement Training Council, I am expressing our appreciation to you for your participation in our dedication. You made it a special event.
Thank you, Russell Ricks, President
Hope, It made my day to hear you playing, it was beautiful.
Thank You, Bev and Branch Shepard
Dear Hope, Having you there piping when we walked in was the "highlight" of our anniversary celebration.
Very Fondly, Heather and Milo Sekulich
Dear Hope, Thank you for the wonderful bagpipe music you played at Karen's funeral. As our family and friends listened to you play it truly moved our hearts.
Thank You and God Bless, Kay Faucett
Dear Hope, Your bagpipe playing was the highlight of the evening. It was so beautiful it brought tears to our eyes. Thank you for sharing your talent.
Kathy and John Harbaugh
Dear Hope, Your Music and your presence helped us honor my Grandfather's life. Thank you. As we told you, he really would have liked it.
Kindest Regards, Nalani Alexander
This is just a line to thank you for your beautiful piping in my Father's memory. Your kindness and your artistry were greatly appreciated by my family and I.