The summer kicked off Memorial Day weekend with the State Senate Memorial Day Ceremony in Lansing, Thursday May 26th. The band participated in Memorial Day ceremonies at Ft. Custer National Cemetery on Sunday, May 29th and the Dowagiac Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 30th.
- June 18th: Middleville 24 Hour Bike Challenge
- June 18th: Kalamazoo Irish Fest
- June 24th: Kalamazoo Growlers
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.
Spring arrived March 17th, bringing a festive air to The Old Dog Tavern.
July 4th we will march in the Schoolcraft Independence Day Parade.
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.