With Mr. Somerville as drum major and Mr. Benton on the tenor drum, the band grew quickly. Eventually, Clan Gordon of New York, the 227th clan formed under the banner of The Order of Scottish Clans, ceased to exist and the pipe band became the Clan Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band of Locust Valley.
The band remained under the tutelage and direction of Pipe Major Andrew McDicken who watched the band grow to a roster of over 35 members. Out of respect for the original highland regiment and the predominance of Gordon clansmen in the original band, the band's title has always had the word Clan in front of it.
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