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  SASKATCHEWAN PIPE BAND ASSOCIATION

Learn to Play Bagpipes or Drums!

Saskatchewan Pipe Bands: Teaching Pipes and Drums!!

2005 RCMP 01Pipe Bands in Saskatchewan—A Proud History
Early settlers brought piping and Scottish cultural traditions to many communities in Saskatchewan, and local pipe bands are carrying on those traditions today. 

The Highland bagpipes were heard at weddings, funerals, dances and parades across Saskatchewan in the early years, and then during World War I many of our Saskatchewan Regiments had pipe bands and pipers who inspired, consoled and entertained our soldiers. The South Saskatchewan Regiment, the 96th Highlanders, and the South Saskatchewan Light Horse all had great pipe bands.

Registration for new pipe band beginners is now! Contact your local pipe band or check into these two programs in Saskatoon and Regina:

 

• 96th Highlanders, Saskatoon (web link)

• Conservatory Pipe Band (web link)
(Conservatory of Performing Arts, University of Regina) 

Wednesdays, September-June,   7:00pm
College Avenue Campus, Regina 
Contact: Conservatory Office  306-585-5830

Upcoming Events

 

• August-September - Registration for fall lessons with your local band

• August 2-3 - North American Pipe Band Championships - Maxville, ON

• August 17 - World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow (livestream)

SPBA Members: if you have an event that you'd like to see here, SEND EMAIL.

Saskatchewan Champions

The following pipe bands were declared "Saskatchewan Champions" following the 2019 Saskatchewan Highland Gathering and Celtic Festival:

 

Grade 2 - The City of Regina Pipe Band

Grade 3  - n/a

Grade 4 -  The Conservatory of Performing Arts

Grade 5 - PPCLI Army Cadets, Estevan

ANAPBA Update

anapbalogoThe Alliance of North Amerian Pipe Band Associations met in Kansas City in January, and have recently published the minutes from the meeting, with discussions on items of interest for pipe bands and pipe band associations.

You can read them HERE.

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