Pipe Bands in Saskatchewan—A Proud History
Early settlers brought piping and Scottish cultural traditions to many communities in Saskatchewan, and local pipe bands are carrying on those traditions today.
The Highland bagpipes were heard at weddings, funerals, dances and parades across Saskatchewan in the early years, and then during World War I many of our Saskatchewan Regiments had pipe bands and pipers who inspired, consoled and entertained our soldiers. The South Saskatchewan Regiment, the 96th Highlanders, and the South Saskatchewan Light Horse all had great pipe bands.
Registration for new pipe band beginners is now! Contact your local pipe band or check into these two programs in Saskatoon and Regina:
• 96th Highlanders, Saskatoon (web link)
Fall registration is 7:00pm, September 8th, 2014 at the Salvation Army Temple, Main St. Saskatoon. No experience required.
HIRING - We are looking for a drumming instructor to work with the drum pad class. Are you knowledgeable and interested? If so, please call Lori Newman, 306-361-4128 for more information.
• Conservatory Pipe Band (web link)
(Conservatory of Performing Arts, University of Regina)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:00pm
Darke Hall, College Avenue Campus, Regina
Contact: Conservatory Office 306-585-5830