The Kalamazoo Pipe Band finished off the season with performances at the Kalamazoo Scottish Festival at Kindelberger Park in Parchment, September 11th. This followed a busy two weeks with a concert in the bandshell at Kindelberger Park in August and an appearance at HarmonyFest in Three Rivers over Labor Day weekend.
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.
In June the band performed at the Kalamazoo Irish Fest and a Kalamazoo Growlers baseball game.
We marched in the Schoolcraft 4th of July Parade. In August we performed at Vine neighborhood block party hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church.
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.