Worcester Kiltie Pipe Band

Worcester Kiltie Pipe Band

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Formed in 1916, the Kiltie Band is one of the oldest continually functioning Great Highland bagpipe bands in the United States. Worcester was also the first American band to win a Grade I contest on Scottish soil. The pipes the pipes are calling!

Biography

Our goals as a musical organization are threefold, each holding equal importance.

First, we constantly strive for musical excellence. A major component toward that end is fielding a competition band. History has taught us that the intense preparation needed to successfully compete is by far the most efficient way to improve one's abilities. Currently, we field Grade III and Grade V competition bands in the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) . Please look at our Results page to see how everyone's hard work for the 2008 season has paid off.

Secondly, we endeavor to be an active participant in the community. We are involved with many different organizations throughout the Worcester County area. From parades and concerts to memorials and funerals. This area of focus is our musical outlet for those not interested or not yet ready for the intense rigors of serious competition. We provide professional instruction to individuals in The Great Highland Bagpipe, Scottish Drums as well as drum major instruction. If you hear the pipes in the Worcester area it is probably from someone who has been taught or influenced by The Worcester Kiltie Band. Current and past members of the band are instructors for a number of local parade bands.

And finally, we are a social organization. We take our music very seriously, but not at the expense of family, friends or fun. We aim to make a concerted effort to incorporate all of these ingredients to make an organization that everyone can enjoy and looks forward to being involved with.