can you have bag pipes played at an Orthodox funeral and what if you pass before you are a full member of the church ?
LBK answered your questions in reply #17. Yes, you can get a funeral if you're a catechumen, and no bagpipes in the Church, during the service, or between the Church service and the graveside one. Before the service, after the burial, but that's it. (And it depends on the Bishop, who could waive the rule for a special reason - when in doubt, always consult the local hierarch through your parish priest.)
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.