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A pipe band is a musical ensemble consisting of pipers and drummers. There are many such bands in the world, which play for ceremonial purposes, recreation, competition or all three.

Regional Pipe Band Associations[]

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  • British Columbia Pipers Association (BCPA), Pipe Band Association for British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Home of the 2008 World Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band. Official website at http://www.bcpipers.org/
  • Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA), the Eastern US equivalent of the RSPBA. Official website at http://euspba.org/
  • Midwest Pipe Band Association (MWPBA), pipe band association encompassing the Midwest region. Official site at http://mwpba.org
  • Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association — Possibly the most important administrative organization in the pipe band world, the RSPBA organizes the World Pipe Band Championships as well as all other competitions in Scotland. Official website at http://www.rspba.org/
  • Southern United States Pipe Band Association (SUSPBA), an association primarily of pipe bands from Florida. Official site at http://www.suspba.org/
  • Western United States Pipe Band Association (WUSPBA), the pipe band association of the West Coast. Official site at http://www.wuspba.org/

Europe[]

Bulgaria[]

  • 100 Kaba Gaidi

England[]

France[]

Germany[]

See website of the Bagpipe Association of Germany for a list of all German pipe bands

Northern Ireland[]

  • Aughintober Pipe Band, Castlecaulfield, Northern IrelandOfficial website
  • Ravara Pipe Band, Ballygowan, Northern IrelandOfficial website
  • Drumlough Pipe Band, Hillsborough, Northern IrelandOfficial website
  • Dr. Wright Memorial Pipe Band, Newtownards, Northern IrelandOfficial website
  • Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band (Lisburn, Northern Ireland) — Official website
  • Gilnahirk Pipe Band (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • Saintfield Pipe Band (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • Bready Ulster Scots Pipe Band (Bready, Co Tyrone , Northern Ireland)
  • Barr Jubilee Pipe Band (Fintona, Co Tyrone , Northern Ireland)

Republic of Ireland[]

The Netherlands[]

  • The Pipes and Drums of The Royal British Legion, Amsterdam Branch (Web site available in both English and Dutch)
  • The Dutch Pipes & Drums (Tilburg, The Netherlands)
  • The Seaforth Highlanders of Holland, Memorial Pipes & Drums (Voorthuizen, The Netherlands) - Official Website in English and Dutch

Scandinavia[]

See website of the Pipe Band Association of Scandinavia (PBAS) for a list of all Scandinavian pipe bands

Scotland (UK)[]

Galicia (Spain)[]

Switzerland[]

United Kingdom[]

International Pipe Bands[]

Americas[]

Canada[]

United States[]

Argentina[]

Mexico[]

Bermuda[]

  • Bermuda Islands Pipe Band- [2]

Australia/New Zealand[]

  • Australia Highlanders Pipe Band (Nunawading, Victoria) — Official website
  • Brisbane Thistle Pipe Band (Brisbane, Queensland) — Official website
  • City of Adelaide Pipe Band (Adelaide, South Australia) — Official website
  • City of Blacktown Pipe Band (Sydney, New South Wales) — Official website
  • City of Dunedin Pipe Band (NZ) (Dunedin, New Zealand) — Official website
  • Coastal Scottish Pipe Band (Western Australia) — Official website
  • Haileybury College Pipes & Drums (Keysborough, Victoria) — Official website
  • Hamilton Caledonian Pipe Band, (Hamilton, New Zealand)
  • New Zealand Police Pipe Band (Royal New Zealand Police College, Porirua, New Zealand) — Official website
  • Perth Highland Pipe Band (Perth, Western Australia) — Official website
  • Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne Pipe Band (Burwood, Victoria) - Official website
  • Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth Pipe Band (Peppermint Grove, Western Australia) - Official website
  • Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney Pipe Band (Croydon, New South Wales) - Official website
  • Rockingham City Pipe Band (Rockingham, Western Australia) — Official website
  • Royal Victoria Regiment 5/6RVR Pipes and Drums (Hawthorn, Victoria) - Official website
  • St Marys Pipe Band (St Marys, New South Wales) — Official website
  • Scotch College, Adelaide Pipe Band (Adelaide, South Australia) - Official website
  • Scotch College, Melbourne Pipe Band (Hawthorn, Victoria) - Official website
  • Scotch College, Perth Pipe Band (Swanbourne, Western Australia) - Official website
  • South Australian Pipes and Drums Pipe Band (Adelaide, Australia) - Official Website
  • The Scots College Pipes & Drums Band (Bellevue Hill, New South Wales) - Official website
  • The Scots PGC College Pipe Band (Warwick, Queensland) - Official website
  • The Scots School, Bathurst Pipe Band (Bathurst, New South Wales) - Official website
  • The Sydney Thistle Highland Pipe Band - Official website
  • The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College (Brisbane, Queensland) - Offical website
  • Victoria Police Pipe Band (Melbourne, Victoria) — Official website
  • Western Australia Police Pipe Band (Perth, Western Australia) — Official website

Regradings 2009[]

Grade Novice up to Juvenile[]

  • Bucksburn and District
  • Dumbarton and District

Grade 4B up to 4A[]

  • Burntisland & District
  • Cleland Memorial
  • Keith Highlanders
  • Paris Port Dover
  • Stamperland
  • Stockbridge

Grade 4A up to 3B[]

  • Black Bottle Isle of Islay
  • Colmcille
  • Manor Cunningham
  • Royal Burgh of Stirling

Grade 3B up to 3A[]

  • Augharonan
  • Central Scotland Police
  • Concord
  • Cullenfad
  • McNeilstown
  • Raffrey

Grade 3A up to 2[]

  • Clydebank
  • Mackenzie Caledonia

Grade 2 up to 1[]

  • Bagad Cap Caval
  • Torphichen & Bathgate

Grade 3A down to 3B[]

  • 101 Northumbrian Regiment R.A(V)
  • Banbridge
  • Black Raven

Grade 3B down to 4A[]

  • Kilsyth Thistle
  • Sgt Walker Memorial

Grade 4A down to 4B[]

  • Kilmarnock
  • Saintfield

External links[]

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