Celebrating over 100 years of

Music, History & Tradition

The Schenectady Pipe Band Ltd. is the proud sponsor and host of the Capital District Scottish Games.  Held every Labor Day weekend at the Altamont Fairgrounds.


Let’s Crawl together!!

It’s with a heavy heart that we have to announce the cancellation of our Celtic Pub Crawl that was scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020. With everything going on we decided to cancel the event rather than postpone to a later date. We will return in 2021!! We will be in contact via e-mail with those who have already purchased tickets.

Join us on Saturday April 4th, from 12pm to 6pm, for our 4th Annual Celtic Pub Crawl in Downtown Schenectady.  We’ll start off the day at 12 noon at Centre Street Pub.  After a few tunes and beverages there we’ll move on to Clinton’s Ditch lead by pipers and drummers from the band.  Our final stop of the day is The Van Dyke.  Advanced tickets are available for purchase for $20.  Tickets will also be available at the start of the pub crawl for $25.   There will be prizes, a raffle and food at the pubs we crawl to.  All proceeds from the day will benefit the pipe band.  Click here to purchase tickets.

We hope to see you there!!

Learn to play:

Are you interested in learning how to play the bagpipes or drums?  Visit our recruitment page for info about taking lessons with us.

Where we will be:

Be sure to visit our event’s calendar to find out where we will be playing this year.  Events updated weekly as they come in.

A band for all occasions

The Schenectady Pipe Band is a band for all occasions.  Wherever it performs–at festivals, concerts, religious services, graduation ceremonies, parades, college affairs, community events, ball games, grand openings and conventions–the band infuses events with an unmatched pageantry of music and color.  Solo performers also add a special touch to weddings, testimonials and other similar occasions. Whatever the occasion requires–full band, mini-band, or solo piper–the Schenectady Pipe Band can help make the event a rousing success. The Band can perform for you in either black jackets and glengarries or full military uniforms.  Please contact us via our Contact page or you can email us directly with your entertainment needs.