The Kalamazoo Pipe Band begins the season on Saturday, March 11th at 11 am, kicking off the 21st annual Kalamazoo St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Burdick St. downtown. We will also appear at noon at the Hooley for Healing at Rugger’s Up and Under.
Look for the band around town on St. Patrick’s Day itself, Friday, March 17th.
Later in the spring we will be performing at the Michigan State Senate’s Memorial Day ceremonies on Thursday, May 25th and Dowagiac’s Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 29th.
We are also preparing to return to the Alma Highland Games for pipe band competition, Saturday, May 27th.
Look for summer announcements soon…
Come spring, you can see us return to Flesher Field in Oshtemo for practice throughout the summer on Tuesdays at 6 pm.
Click on the link below if you’d like to hire the band or an individual piper for your event.
This site provides information for:
- those interested in hiring a single piper or the band for parties, weddings, and funerals;
- those interested in learning to play;
- anyone interested in highland bagpipe music.
The modern Kalamazoo Pipe Band was founded in 1964 by Dr. John Beaton and others associated with the Upjohn Company who were interested in piping. The Kalamazoo Pipe Band is a non-profit organization involved in teaching and performing in the southwest Michigan area. We hold weekly piping and drumming and practices. The band participates in parades, festivals, and community events across the state of Michigan.
Are you a fan of Scottish Highland culture?
Visit our partner organization in the greater Kalamazoo area, the Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Association.
Irish American Club of Kalamazoo
MiIrish.com -The Music, The Dance and the Culture of the Irish & Celts in Michigan.
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