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  Welcome to The Caledonian Society of Arizona
The origination of pipe bands, comprised of pipers, side drummers, a bass drummer, and occasionally a tenor drummer occurred sometime after the battle of Waterloo in 1815.
The first major pipe band competition was held in conjunction with the Cowal Highland Gathering in 1906 and was an all army event.
Although its development is not specifically documented, the spread of the earliest pipes from Africa to Rome and the European continent coincided with the advance of the Roman Empire and its legions into northern Europe and the British Isles.
www.arizonascots.com /pipes.html   (999 words)

 Pipe band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The pipe band began life in the but its origins are obscure and historical exist mostly in hints gleaned from contemporary records that had no direct interest in We do know that pipers served in from the earliest times; the Royal Scots have records referring to pipers dating to the early seventeenth century.
Competition was by means a new thing to pipe bands; a thriving scene had existed in the Since then pipe bands have become more more popular; in 1987 a Canadian band 78th Fraser Highlanders won the World Championships since then several overseas bands have gone to lift the title.
Pipe Bands of Nova Scotia 1898 to 2000
www.freeglossary.com /Pipe_band   (667 words)

 Pipe Bands
The band is open to anyone who is genuinely interested in learning and playing bagpipes and drums in a noncompetitive atmosphere.
The band is made up of both Pipe and Drum Corps players that are not only keen to teach and encourage new members, but also to "stretch" existing members by entering in prestigious competitions at various Scottish Games around the country.
Band members attend workshops, private lessons and seminars around the country, both together and independently, to share with all in the band.
www.scottishfestival.org /pipers.htm   (346 words)

 Strathclyde Police Pipe Band - Home Page
From the band's earliest roots as the Burgh of Govan Police Pipe Band through to it's present day identity, competitive success at the highest level has always been a key element of the exemplary reputation harboured by the band on behalf of Strathclyde Police.
The band is also enjoyed by the communities of Strathclyde who attend the numerous public engagements in which the band performs throughout the force area.
Both are well known figures in the pipe band community and together their goal is to ensure that Strathclyde Police Pipe Band remains as a dominant force in major pipe band competition.
www.strathpol-pipeband.com /home.htm   (309 words)

 Pipe Bands
Fraser Holmes started the first all girls' pipe band in Nova Scotia in 1948 and soon others were springing up all over the province, a trend that continued to the late 1960s.
In the Article, the band was referred to as the Regimental Pipe Band of the Pictou Highlanders, Headquartered at Stellarton.
The band went to summer camp at Beach Grove, on the outskirts of Charlottetown, and while ther, the band performed a live half-hour radio broadcast from the Charlottetown Armories.
www.bagpipepublishing.com /pipebands.html   (1167 words)

 Pipe band : Pipe bands
The most common kind is the Scottish pipe band, consisting of Highland pipers, snare and tenor drummers, and a single bass drummer.
The pipe band began life in the military, but its origins are obscure, and historical records exist mostly in hints gleaned from contemporary regimental records that had no direct interest in pipes.
A lesser-known type of pipe band is the bagade, a French invention modelled on the Scottish pipe band.
www.fastload.org /pi/Pipe_bands.html   (657 words)

 Pipe bands heard and sheep dogs Herd at July 10 Celtic Festival
The band is not limited to police officers, and welcomes experienced and beginners.
The Kalamazoo Pipe Band marks its 40th anniversary this year, begun in 1964 by a Scottish emigrant who taught piping fundamentals to the first group of learners in his basement.
The performances as well as solo piping and drumming competition will also continue throughout the day, with medals and trophies to be awarded in several divisions.
archives.heritage.com /sr/20040701/T07INAB.htm   (560 words)

 Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band, known more commonly as the LA Scots, is a competitive Grade One pipe band based in Orange County, California.
In 1999, the band proved itself as a contender in the future by placing Eleventh in a field of twenty-five in the Band's second time in the Grade One contest at the World Championships.
The Band is a non-profit corporation which relies heavily on corporate sponsorships and private donations to facilitate travel to competitions world-wide.
www.lascots.org   (203 words)

 Piper & Drummer Online - Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The tradition of the NYFD and its pipe band was to call on the band to play for the funeral/memorial of a fallen brother firefighter.
This tradition saw the pipe band members play for 445 funerals and memorials for the 343 firefighters who were killed on September 11.
While many pipe bands suffer from these kinds of attitudes, the hope is that eventually most of us will see pipe bands as a musical outlet, rather than only a chance to drink too much and behave badly.
www.piperanddrummer.com /reviews/default.asp?articleID=4623   (560 words)

 Pipe Bands - Regina Highland Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Bands will compete in various events to see who will be victorious.
Bands must be registered with their local piping and drumming association.
Bands may challenge up a grade but will not be eligible for prize money in the higher grade.
www.reginahighlandgames.org /pipebands.htm   (825 words)

 Culture - Music - Royal Scottish Pipe Bands Association
It now has a number of bands, with bands members and two of its former senior personnel currently occuping positions in the Royal Pipe Band Association, chairman George Ussher who is in his second year and President Thomas Mc Carroll, who is in his fifth year of service.
There was a notice of motion from Ballycoan Pipe Band that all league bands become members of the Scottish Pipe Band Association and it was unanimously agreed that the name be changed from the N.I.P.B. League to the Scottish Pipe Band Association, Northern Ireland Branch.
Both gentlemen indicated their full support for the aims of the pipe band fraternity in Northern Ireland, namely the advancement of pipe band music internationally also to create a bond of fellowship with all pipe band personnel throughout the world.
www.ulsterscotsagency.com /royalpipebands.asp   (1225 words)

 pipe bands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Peel Regional Police Pipe Band was formed in 1976 with the assistance of the then Board of Commissioners of Police.
The band is presently under the guidance of Honorary Chieftain, Deputy of Police, James Wingate, and the administrative direction of Inspector Blair Clevely through the band lisason Officer, Constable Malcolm Bow.
The band is comprised of mostly civilian volunteers from the community.
www.highlandnet.com /info/band/b002.html   (498 words)

 Pipe Bands associated with Educational Institutions
To be listed, your band need not be formally recognized as an institution band, but merely be the local band of choice that has a tradition of welcoming participation from the students and faculty from the institution.
For both the University of California, Riverside, located in Riverside, California, the band is the University of California Riverside Pipe Band.
At the Edinboro University of PA the band is the Edinboro Univesity of PA Pipes and Drums.
www.fraser.cc /pipes/bands.html   (2969 words)

 Welcome to St. Andrews Presbyterian College
The band is a member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association and competes successfully in Grade III, the highest level of competition currently available in the Southeast.
The band’s recordings have also been featured on National Public Radio’s “The Thistle and Shamrock” as well as on BBC Radio Scotland’s programs “Crunluath” and “Traveling Folk.” The beginning and end of the academic year at St. Andrews is always heralded by the sound of our prize-winning pipe band.
The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Pipe Band is competition oriented and has established an enviable reputation on the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (www.euspba.org) competition circuit since its first appearance in 1992.
www.sapc.edu /shc/pipeband/index.php   (350 words)

 Scottish pipe bands article p.1-- Portland America -- Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, Shotts and Dykehead, Black ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As you start to listen to pipe band albums (for steady sound quality for bagpipes, CDs are preferable), you will discover the delights of great tunes, jazzy drumming, and sometimes a smattering of guitars, accordions, Carribbean drums, or even a symphony orchestra--but more on that later.
Although there are excellent pipe bands whose names have not figured in recent world competitions, you can be most assured of listening to a fine album if you listen to championship bands.
The heart of most pipe band recordings are the competition sets: the march/strathspey/reel medley, and the "selection," a free-form demonstration of versatility and creativity.
www.portlandamerica.com /page24.html   (533 words)

 Rockville High School Pipe Band
Some of the amazing exploits of the band include the drummers learning the setting to the competition set*, the pipers learning a new jig among other music, and the whole band upholding the Invermark tradition of piping into town and back while always keeping at least one pipe going the entire time.
Pipe Band members entertained themselves while waiting for the parade to stepoff by visiting with other parade participants.
The Pipe Band is a self-supporting extracurricular activity of the Montgomery County Public School System and must cover all expenses via paid performances and Booster Club fundraising.
www.rhspb.org   (875 words)

 Cambridge and Districts Pipe Band Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The town centre retains a village atmosphere and the district is one of the main NZ equestrian centres.
This was an exceptional occasion and the band is grateful to members and their employers, for the support given.
The band joined with the Manukau City Pipes and Drums (who were attired in their new Blue Wallace kilts) and lead the parade through the town.
www.kilts.co.nz /cambpipe.htm   (590 words)

 Bagpipes and Pipebands
Pipefest 2005 is open to all pipe bands, brass and reed bands, and individual players from around the world.
Pipe Major Roderick Deans is happy to provide music and entertainment for a range of functions: from weddings and corporate events, to birthday parties and ceilidhs.
The Bellingham Pipe Band, the official pipe band of the City of Bellingham, Washington.
www.scotsmart.com /c/bagpipes.html   (1007 words)

 Kelowna Pipe Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It is one of the oldest pipe bands in B.C., beginning in the late 1920's with a small group of playing members, growing to a contingent of nearly 30 playing members today.
In addition, the band has traveled to Kelowna's sister cities in Japan and the Netherlands, and twice to the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland.
Bands of the Spring Fling in Penticton 2006
www.kelownapipeband.com   (155 words)

 Western United States Pipe Band Association
The Western United States Pipe Band Association originally began in 1963 as the Pacific Coast Pipe Band Association, with two branches to cover the State of California.
In order to help bands prepare for competition in Scotland this year, ANAPBA (Alliance of North American Pipe Band Associations) is organizing a conference call with RSPBA.
He loved playing the pipes, it was the light of his life, and passed this heritage on to all of his children, grandchildren and many others.
www.wuspba.org   (2898 words)

 Ramsay Caledonia Pipe Band Hamble - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Ramsay Caledonia is one of the most successful pipe bands in the UK with a membership of over 100.
and reformed as the Ramsay Caledonia Pipe Band in 2002.
The band would like to express their sincere thanks to Iain for all his hard work, dedication and commitment, without which, huge opportunities would have passed the band by.
www.ramsaycaledonia.net   (652 words)

 Caithness CWS - entertainment - Music - Pipe Bands  - Thurso Pipe Band History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Thurso Pipe Band have done all their final preparations for their journey to New York to participate in the well known Tartan Day Parade on Saturday 3rd April 2004.
The Band’s final preparations included their last practice, and a TV interview with North Tonight which will be shown before the band leaves on Wednesday, and the unveiling of a banner, which Band President Billy Gunn will be displaying when he marches at the head of the band at Saturday’s Parade in New York.
Pipe Band Secretary, David Manson commented, “The Band is looking forward to the forthcoming trip and would like to thank everyone that has made it possible for us to attend.
www.caithness.org /entertainment/music/pipebands/tartandaybanner/index.htm   (211 words)

 MacMillan Pipe Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The MacMillan Pipe Band took 5th place in Saturday’s grade 3 band competition at the Colonial Highland Gathering in Fair Hill, Md. During the closing massed bands segement, it was announced that MacMillan took first in grade 3 drumming.
The NCASF is the annual fundraising event for the Rockville High School Pipe Band (RHSPB), founded in 1961 as the Robert E. Peary High School Pipe Band by Dr. Fred Dunn.
Besides the MacMillan Pipe Band, other performers include the Scottish Country Dance Society of Washington; the Columbia School of Highland Dance; the City of Washington Pipe Band; the University of Mary Washington Eagle Pipe Band, making their first NCASF performance; and, of course, the Rockville High School Pipe Band.
www.macmillanpb.org   (850 words)

 Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association
The band played a wide variety of music, ranging from traditional to modern style tunes, including their new medley beginning with Winnipeg Forger with some clever harmonies in the 4th part.
A highlight for many was the Jr Band playing their March Medley ending in Mairi’s Wedding and the curtain falling at the end only to open quickly with the Senior Band playing Mairi’s Wedding.
Having heard the Fredericton Society of St Andrew Pipe Band for a number of years, in my opinion, the sound they delivered at the concert was one of the best I have heard.
www.acpba.ca   (636 words)

 Caithness CWS - Links - Pipe Bands
Organised by the Glasgow International Piping Festival Ltd, the event is sponsored by Glenfiddich with core funding coming from Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, The Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Enterprise and The European Regional Development Fund.
On Wednesday evening, The National Piping Centre will be the venue for a new Gaelic Piping Concert that will feature performances from Allan MacDonald, Margaret Stewart and Calum Alex MacMillan alongside Daimh and with support from The Royal National Mod, Scotland's premier Gaelic festival of language, arts and culture.
and the World Pipe Band Championships have helped Glasgow to cement its reputation as a major European cultural destination and have proved to be an important fixture in the local calendar also.
www.caithness.org /links/pipebands.htm   (1065 words)

 The SFU Pipe Band
The SFU Pipe Band offers a variety of items for you to purchase directly from the band.
The band's online store features a secure credit-card payment system, and your transaction is guaranteed.
Each year, over 200 people from all across North America [and as far away as Denmark, Switzerland, Australia and Ireland] make the trip to Silver Star Mountain resort near Vernon, BC for the band's "Piping Hot Summer Drummer" program.
www.sfupipeband.com   (258 words)

 The Kilt Centre :: The Pipe Box - Highland dress & bagpipes
The Kilt Centre and Pipe Box are experts in Scottish Highland Dress sales, hire and rental, tartan and bagpipes.
The Pipe Box are recognised experts in the supply of Scottish Highland Bagpipes to individuals and pipe bands worldwide.
Bagpipers of all standards can also be inspired by the collection of piping CDs, piping books and bagpipe music which is available.
www.thekiltcentre.com   (399 words)

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