List of pipe bands

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Scottish pipe band marching in Edinburgh

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. This list encompasses only notable pipe bands with their own Wikipedia page.

European Pipe Band Associations[edit]

North America Pipe Band Associations[edit]

European Pipe Bands[edit]


Pipe Band Location
Antwerp & District Pipe Band Antwerp


Pipe Band Location/Group
Bagad Cap Caval Bigouden
Bagad Lann Bihoue French Navy

Northern Ireland[edit]

Pipe Band Grade Location
Aughintober Pipe Band 2 Castlecaulfield
Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band 1 Lisburn

Republic of Ireland[edit]

Pipe Band Grade Location
St. Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band 1 Dublin


Pipe band on Castlehill, Edinburgh

For a list of British Army regimental pipe bands see Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming

Pipe Band Grade Location
Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band 1 West Lothian
Denny and Dunipace Pipe Band 3A Denny, Falkirk
Grampian Police Pipe Band 2 Aberdeen
Greater Glasgow Police Scotland Pipe Band 3A Glasgow
Inveraray & District Pipe Band 1 Inveraray
Police Scotland and Federation Pipe Band 1 Glasgow
Police Scotland Fife Pipe Band 1 Kirkcaldy
Scottish Power Pipe Band 1 Glasgow
Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band 1 North Lanarkshire
Stonehouse Pipe Band South Lanarkshire
Torphichen and Bathgate Pipe Band 2 West Lothian
Vale of Atholl Pipe Band 3A & 4A Atholl

Notable former bands[edit]

Pipe Band Location/Group
Clan Gregor Society Pipe Band Falkirk
Clan MacRae Society Pipe Band Glasgow
Dysart and Dundonald Pipe Band Fife
Invergordon Distillery Pipe Band Invergordon
Lothian and Borders Police Pipe Band Edinburgh
Muirhead and Sons Pipe Band Grangemouth
Red Hackle Pipe Band Glasgow
Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band Glasgow



Pipe Band Grade(s) Province Location
78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band 1 Ontario Toronto
78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) Pipe Band 1 Nova Scotia Halifax
Calgary Police Service Pipe Band 3 Alberta Calgary
Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band 4 British Columbia Victoria
Hamilton Police Pipe Band 4 Ontario Hamilton
Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band 2 Ontario Ottawa
Peel Regional Police Pipe Band 2, 4, 5 Ontario Mississauga
Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band 2, 3, 4, 5 British Columbia Burnaby
Simon Fraser University Pipe Band 1 British Columbia Burnaby
Toronto Police Pipe Band 2 Ontario Toronto
Vancouver Police Pipe Band British Columbia Vancouver
Windsor Police Pipe Band Ontario Windsor

United States[edit]

Pipe Band Grade(s) State Location/Group
Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums 5 OH Cincinnati
City of Dunedin Pipe Band 1, 3, 4, 5 FL Dunedin
Holyoke Caledonian Pipe Band MA Holyoke, Massachusetts
Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band 2 CA Laguna Niguel
Manchester Pipe Band 3, 5 CT Manchester, Connecticut
New York Maritime Pipe & Drum Corps NY Fort Schuyler, NY
NYPD Pipes and Drums NY New York City
Prince Charles Pipe Band 2 CA San Rafael
Stuart Highlanders 5 MA Boston
Worcester Kiltie Pipe Band 2 MA Worcester

South America[edit]

Pipe Band Location
Scottish Pipe Band Association of South America Montevideo

Notable former bands[edit]

Pipe Band State/Province Location/Group
Alberta Caledonia Pipe Band AB Edmonton
City of Washington Pipe Band DC Washington, DC
Oran Mor Pipe Band NY Albany
Triumph Street Pipe Band BC Vancouver



Australian pipe bands are generally registered with Pipe Bands Australia.

Pipe Band State Location/Group
City of Adelaide Pipe Band South Australia Adelaide
City of Blacktown Pipe Band New South Wales Sydney
Coastal Scottish Pipe Band Western Australia Perth
Pipes & Drums of the Royal Caledonian Society South Australia Adelaide
RVR Pipes and Drums Association Victoria Hawthorn
St Marys Pipe Band New South Wales St Marys
The Pipeband Club New South Wales Sydney
Victoria Police Pipe Band Victoria Melbourne
Western Australia Police Pipe Band Western Australia Perth

New Zealand[edit]

New Zealand pipe bands are generally registered with Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands' Association.

Pipe Band Isle Location/Group
City of Dunedin Pipe Band South Isle Dunedin
Hamilton Caledonian Pipe Band North Isle Hamilton
New Zealand Police Pipe Band North Isle Porirua
Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band South Isle Christchurch
Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band North Isle Palmerston North


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