The Schenectady Pipe Band is a New York State non-profit organization. We promote the public appreciation and playing of pipes and drums through fellowship, performance, competition, and continuous development of skills. In its pursuit of excellence, the Schenectady Pipe Band has been competing in contests at Scottish games throughout the Eastern United States and Canada, as well as in Scotland. Many members also choose to compete in solo competitions. These events not only reward individual achievements, but also offer incentive to further improve playing skills. We are people of all ages, walks of life and national descent bound by our common love for the thrilling music of the Highland bagpipe and drum. The Band performs several dozen times a year for a variety of events and practices weekly in order to maintain and improve its standard of performance. A high communal spirit, endless good times, and above all, the joys of achievement are the reward of hours of dedicated practice. New members are always welcome!
OUR CD. . .
This is the pipe band recording you’ve been waiting for . . . . . . the first CD by your host of the Capital District Scottish Games, the Schenectady Pipe Band. The Band has been performing for over 90 years throughout the Capital Region and has won many awards for piping and drumming excellence, including Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) Championships in Grades 2, 3, and 4, along with the North American Grade 4 Championship in 2002. The performance on this CD was recorded live at Proctors GE Theater in November 2009, just after the Band was announced as the over-all winner of the EUSPBA Grade 4 contests last year. You’ll hear many of your favorite pipe tunes, and some you may be hearing for the first time, such as our signature Shenandoah and the beautiful Grant Us Peace. We hope you’ll enjoy this music as much as we enjoyed recording it for you.
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THE SCHENECTADY PIPE BAND ASSOCIATION. . .
The Association’s goals are to support the Band by organizing trips, fund raisers, and parties and to be of benefit to the Band. Many members also serve as volunteer workers at the Games. They share the satisfaction of making the Games a success. Volunteers also receive free admission to the Games, as a thank you for working at least four hours, and an opportunity to attend our annual Games workers’ picnic. Annual membership cost $10 for families and $7.50 for individuals.
For more information write to The Schenectady Pipe Band Association, c/o Alex Mackay, President, 1017 Getz Ave., Schenectady, NY 12303 or sign up at the Capital District Scottish Games (Labor Day weekend) at the Schenectady Pipe Band booth in the concession area.