Cliff joined the Abilene Pipers as a drummer in the summer of 2014. Cliff says that he loves playing drums more than anything that he has ever done in his life. He will play for hours for anyone who will listen. When Cliff finds spare time, he patrols his property for stinging scorpions. amily background, but it wasn't until he watched Eric Rigler pipe at Ronald Reagan's funeral that he decided to play. He has performed for local funerals, parades, school sanctioned events, Abilene Art Walk and the 2005 De Leon Peach and Melon Festival.