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St. Andrews Boys' Pipe Band/White Hackle, Moose Jaw

 MJ 1952

Moose Jaw Orange Picnic
Wild Animal Park, 1952
File at left, front to back: Dick Gibson, Bob Doul, Andy McAnsh, Everet Andrews, Ron Nicolson; || 2nd file: Reid Andrews, Jim McWilliams || Middle: D/M Bill Rohead, Bass drummer Wayne Greentree || 3rd file: Bill Spence, Bob Amiss, ? || Right: Reg. Frizzelle, Ken Cairney, George Crawford, Lyle Andrews

Comment from Dick Gibson: This pic was of the Moose Jaw St. Andrews Society Boy's Pipe Band performing at the Orangemen's picnic On July 12th. at the Moose Jaw Wild Animal Park. Acting Pipe Major was Dick Gibson. It included two pipers from the Regina Pipe Band.

MJ band 1953 

Moose Jaw Pipe Band
City Hall Gardens, 1953


The St. Andrew's Boys Band
Probably the late1950s.
Photo: courtesy Dick Gibson

 queen in MJ

HM Princess Elizabeth visits Moose Jaw in the 1950s
The St. Andrew's Boys Pipe Band is out to greet the young queen in Moose Jaw,
and piper Jim McWilliams begins his band career with a Royal performance!
Photo: courtesy Jim McWilliams

mj burns night 

Burns Night
The St. Andrew's Boys Pipe Band serves up haggis to the brave, 1952.
The pipers are Dick Gibson and Reg. Frizzell, with swordbearers Roland Binner and Garth Woodrow.
Ian McSporran carries the haggis.
Photo: courtesy Dick Gibson

moosejaw show
An early show in Moose Jaw, featuring Dick Gibson on pipes.
 hackle 70s

The White Hackle
At this time, the band was partly sponsored by the Moose Jaw Optimist Club.
Photo: courtesy Jim McWilliams

 hackle sprigs 1983
Two Moose Jaw Pipe Bands - 1983
Jim McWilliams and Lachlan McWilliams of the White Hackle; Wendy and Sharon Lee of the Sprigs o' Heather Girls' Pipe Band.
Photo: courtesy Jim McWilliams
hackle aust

The White Hackle
The band travelled widely in the 1980s, attending the Expo in Sydney, Australia and the one in Vancouver. They also travelled to Scotland, and to various locations in the USA. The small drummer at right is Ryan Sullivan (former L/D of City of Regina, Rocky Mountain and member of Alberta Caledonia and 78th Halifax Citadel) and the tall drummer beside him is ex-L/D for Alberta Caledonia, Tim Boan.

 hackle corps 96

The White Hackle Pipe Band Drum Corps
Saskatchewan Grade 3 Champions, 1996
(L-R) Kenna Whelan, Sunil Pandila, Mark Benson, Dan McDougall (L/D), Andy Kopciuck, Arvid Nash, Joyce Nash.

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