Philadelphia & District Pipe Band
Philadelphia & District Pipe Band, formed in 2021 is a regional competition pipe band which provides opportunity for accomplished pipers and drummers from local bands to unite and compete in Grade 4 Pipe Band competitions. The original charter members are from The Washington Memorial Pipe Band of Wayne Pa., The Cameron Highlanders of Lafayette Hill, Pa. and The Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Band.
Under the direction of Pipe Major Dan Emery of WMPB, and the drumming instruction of Sophia McConnell from the Grade 2 Ulster Scottish Pipe Band, Philadelphia & District’s goal is to advance the quality of piping and drumming in the region and to help grow Philadelphia pipe bands to national prominence. Any piper or drummer playing at Grade 4 ability or higher, whether they are member of a local band or not. is strongly encouraged to join the regional band.
PDPB’s recently won First Place in both the MSR and Selection Medley at The Central NY Highland Games in Liverpool NY. August 2022. Next up is the Celtic Classic Pipe Band Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa. September 24, 2022.
Rehearsals are Wednesday nights at St Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lafayette Hill. For information on participation and becoming a member of the regional competition band email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Roster of Philadelphia & District Pipe Band
|Last Name||First Name||Pipe Band||Instrument|
|Drummond||Colin P.||Washington Memorial||Piper|
|Drummond||Colin J||Washington Memorial||Bass|
|Leary Ernst||Eileen||Emerald Society||Bass|
Tune Selections for Grade 4 Competition Sets 2022
- The Heights of Dargai
- Dr Flora McAuley, Carradale
- Sleep Dearie, Sleep
- Molly Connell
- Aspen Bank
- The Ale is Dear
- Becky Ewen
- The 79th Farewell to Gibralter
- Back O’ the Change House
- Molly on the Shore