February Bloomington Pipers Society Events!

February 21st is the next meeting of the Bloomington Pipers Society!

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Angus Wins Piper of the Day at Alma

The two day marathon games at Alma mark the Midwest Pipe Band Association’s 2015 season coming seriously underway, and it opened up in force.

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Angus and Fountain Trust Find Success in Springfield

On Saturday, May 16 the St. Andrews Society of Illinois hosted its annual Springfield Regional Highland Games in Chatham, Illinois.

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Angus Wins Grade 2 Terry McHugh Championships!

On April 25, I traveled up to Chicago with one of my students for the Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Championships.

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St Patrick’s Day Events

We are within a week of St. Patrick’s Day, and I have lined up several events I will be playing at in and around Bloomington. The first of these events will be this Saturday, in Nashville, Indiana for the Big Woods Brewing Company’s St. Patricks Day party. I will be playing at this event sometime…

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Champion Supreme!

This past weekend, I traveled to the Midwest Pipe Band Association Annual General Meeting with several bandmates. There, I was awarded the Grade III Light Music Champion Supreme trophy, and was also officially upgraded to Grade II Light Music and Grade II Piobaireachd for the 2015 competition season. I have moved up! At the same…

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Fountain Trust Pipe Band

This week we come to my current band, the Fountain Trust Pipe Band! The band is sponsored by the Fountain Trust Company, a financial company and bank based out of Covington, Indiana in Fountain County, which is where it gets its name. As of 2014, it is the only competitive pipe band in Indiana. Fountain…

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Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums

This week we will be taking a look at the first pipe band I played with in Indiana. The Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums is a large performance band based out of Columbus, Indiana, but has branches in Bloomington, Seymour, and Greencastle, and a few scattered players from other towns in the southern Indiana region.…

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Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band

Welcome to week two of my band profiles! This week we will be taking a look at the band I played in while I was in college, the Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band. This band hails from Arizona at Grade 3, under the excellent guidance of Chris Hossack. They also put up with quite a lot…

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Sir James McDonald Pipe Band

Welcome to the first post of the bands I have played with! Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a profile of every pipe band I have been a part of since I began playing the bagpipes. The various bands I have played with have been spread across the United States, and have…

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