The first post-pandemic piping season began with a chilly St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Patrick Hudson celebrated his 20th consecutive St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12th.
Fortunately, spring has finally arrived and the actual day was capped off by a festive air at The Old Dog Tavern.
The Band looks forward to participating in the Memorial Day session of the Michigan Senate, and the Memorial Day Parade in Dowagiac on May 30th. June 18th, we will start the day piping off the bikers at the National 24 Hour Challenge in Middleville and ending the day back at Old Dog for the return of the Kalamazoo Irish Fest.
The summer ends with The Kalamazoo Scottish Festival at Kindelberger Park in Parchment on September 10th. You can see us practice throughout the summer on Tuesdays at 6 pm at Flesher Field in Oshtemo.
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.
MiIrish.com -The Music, The Dance and the Culture of the Irish & Celts in Michigan.