About


The Washington Memorial Pipe Band was founded in 1939 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and is one of the oldest pipe bands in America.The band has made a home at Valley Forge Military Academy & College, through the generosity of RADM Peter A. C. Long and the VFMA&C Board of Trustees. The band meets on campus each week for rehearsals and instructional sessions.

In 1998, the band had the honor of being the first U.S. pipe band to perform at the International Pipe Band Festival in Czech Republic and in 2000 celebrated the  Millennium by performing in the New Year’s Day Parade in London.

In 2017, the band will maintain a busy schedule appearing in dozens of parades and concerts. Many of the band’s more accomplished pipers and drummers regularly compete at Highland Games across the U.S.  WMPB is currently registered with the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association at the Grade 4 Level.

The Washington Memorial Pipe Band is dedicated to presenting the very best in Highland bagpiping and drumming, as well as to the preservation and promotion of this wonderful musical form, and to the cultivation and teaching of new players of all ages and abilities.

The Washington Memorial Pipe Band is 501(c) (3) charitable organization and welcomes tax deductible donations to continue its endeavors and service to the community.  For more information email Colin P. Drummond, President at majordrummond@gmail.com.