Philadelphia & District Pipe Band

Vet Fest 2023 DE 2

Lexie and Elisa enjoying their First Place performance!

Members of Washington Memorial, The Cameron Highlanders, and The Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Bands launched Philadelphia & District Pipe Band in 2020.  The band was formed as a regional competition pipe band, to provide opportunity for accomplished pipers and drummers from across the Delaware Valley to unite and compete in Grade 4 Pipe Band competitions.

Under the direction of Washington Memorial's Pipe Major Dan Emery, Philadelphia & District’s goal is to advance the quality of piping and drumming in the region and to help grow the band to national prominence.

Philadelphia & District is vigorously developing novice players to be able to perform in parades and shows and ultimately compete with the Grade 4 competition band, if they choose to do so.  All levels of players are welcome to join, including absolute beginners!

PDPB’s recently won First Place in Grade 4 Band competition at both the Southern MD Highland Games and The Oceanport NJ Irish Festival.   Next up is getting ready for the 2024 competition season and many exciting performances this Winter!

Rehearsals are Wednesday nights at St Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lafayette Hill. For information on participation and becoming a member of the band, email

Tune Selections for 2024  


  • Willie's Brogues
  • Paddy's Leather Breeches
  • The Duck
  • Leaving St Kilda
  • Molly Connell
  • Back O' the Change House
  • The Ale is Dear
  • Becky Ewen


  • London Scottish at Primosole Bridge
  • Captain Colin Campbell
  • The Blackberry Bush