2017 Contest Season Begins!

This weekend, the summer contest season starts here in the Midwest Pipe Band Association with the Alma Highland Games.

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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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