Philadelphia & District Pipe Band

IPDPB NJ Irish Festival 2022 2

Drummers show off First Place Trophy from Central NY Highland Games Aug 13, 2022

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 the band to national prominence.

The band is vigorously developing novice players to be able to perform in parades and shows and ultimately competition if they choose to do so.  All levels of players are welcome to join, including absolute beginners!

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 getting ready for the band's second season in 2023,  starting with Southern MD Highland Games in April 2023.

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

Tune Selections for 2023  


  • The Drunken Piper
  • Dr Flora McAuley, Carradale
  • The Mermaid's Song
  • Molly Connell
  • Lady McKenzie of Fairburn
  • Marion and Donald
  • Becky Ewen


  • The 79th Farewell to Gibralter
  • Back O’ the Change House
  • The Ale is Dear