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  SASKATCHEWAN PIPE BAND ASSOCIATION

Member Bands

Royal Canadian Legion 63 Pipes & Drums

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The band is an all-volunteer band made up of civilian women, men and youth of diverse ethnic origins based out of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 63 in Saskatoon. The band practices at the Downtown Legion once a week on Monday nights between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm year round. The band plays at various civic functions, charitable events and parades throughout the year. The Legion 63 Pipes and Drums in 2016 had the honour to play at the opening ceremonies of the World’s Mens Softball Championship and the World Women’s Curling.

 

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legion63band@gmail.com
1803 Broadway Ave.
Saskatoon, SK
S7H 2B6
Phone: 306 343-8000

 

 

 

 

 

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RCMP Regina Pipes & Drums

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The RCMP Regina Pipes & Drums was formed in 2001. It is based at the RCMP training Depot in Regina, and serves both it and, "F", Division. The band is a regular feature of the Summer Sunset Ceremonies at Depot, and the RCMP and Canadian Police and Peace Officers‘ Memorial Services. As well as  providing music for police functions, it also participates in other parades, concerts, awards ceremonies, and fairs throughout the region. The band's sponsors include the Force, the Regina area RCMP Officers', Senior NCO's and Corporals Messes, as well as the RCMP Regina Veterans' Association.

The band is open to civilians, as well as regular members of the Force,  and consists of men and women of all ages, and from all walks of life. The RCMP has 8 pipe bands spread across Canada, and as part of the wider RCMP Pipe Band system, the Regina band regularly sends contingents to play in the Nova Scotia International Tattoo, the Calgary Stampede Parade, and any number of other occasions when the bands join each other. Elements of the band have played in Ottawa, Las Vegas and at Windsor Castle. The band teaches and has a number of adult learners on both bagpipes and drums. We provide instruction and also draw from the local pipe band community for workshops. The Regina RCMP Pipe Band does not currently compete, and practices on Wednesday nights at the Depot.

Contact: Cpl John Llambias, Pipe Major
email: john.llambias@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
tel: (306)780-3973

web site: http://rcmpregina.tripod.com/

Regina Police Service Pipes & Drums

reginapoliceThe Regina Police Service Pipes & Drums celebrated 25 years in 2005, and completed a trip to the Maritimes to participate in Highland Games and other events.

The pipe band was originally comprised of serving police officers, and in the first years of the band, most of these officers learned to play their instrument. In subsequent years, the band has gradually brought in more community members.

The pipe band is seen at many community events in and around Regina, and is called upon to pipe in dignitaries and officials at many functions.

rpsbadgeBAND CONTACT INFORMATION

Contacts:

For information about the band, or to contact the band for performances or membership, please call the RPSPD Band phone: (306) 539-3254.

Mailing address:
1717 Osler Street
Regina, SK
S4P 3W3

Band Official Web Site

North Saskatchewan Regiment Pipes & Drums

nsrmarchingThe North Saskatchewan Regiment Pipes and Drums are based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan under the leadership of C.W.O. Pipe Major Donald McDonald {ret}. The band is made up primarily of volunteer members with a few enlisted pipers and drummers. The band is an active part of the Saskatoon community engaging in parades, military events, and regional events. Each member strives to improve their highland music skills through practice and tutelage from the bands finer musicians. We are proud to be a part of Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. We pledge our service to Canada and Her Majesty the Queen.

Honour, Duty, Service.

NSR_Drum_CrestThe band is affiliated with the Canadian Armed Forces and, as such, is committed to duties supporting the Unit, which are primarily ceremonial. We are proud to be a part of the North Saskatchewan Regiment as volunteer members.

 

BAND CONTACT INFORMATION

Contacts:

Pipe Major - Sandy Campbell
Pipe Sergeant - Craig Shirley
Drum Sergeant - Jeff Ironside
Webmaster/Communications - Dave Fitzsimmons

Mailing address:

Band Official Web Site

703 RCACS Cadets

703cadetsmay05The band operates an instructional program in pipes and drums for cadets in 703 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air cadets. The band will also provide instruction to any cadet from any unit in and around Regina. Practices are held Thursday evenings in Regina.

Members of the band have competed at Moose Jaw and Regina Highland Games, and the band plans to compete at the Grade 5 level in the future. The band does public performances, and has performed for the Air Cadet League of Saskatchewan.

Cadets receive six weeks of summer training in pipes and drums at one of several Cadet Training Centres across Canada.

BAND CONTACT INFORMATION

Contacts:

Jerry de Leeuw - 306-586-8996

Mailing address:
3205 Whitmore Avenue
Regina, SK
S4S 1C1

BAND EVENTS

Members perform at cadet functions throughout the year, rehearse on Thursday nights, and are involved in summer training in piping and drumming.

The City of Regina Pipe Band

The City of Regina Pipe Band has been part of the North American pipe band scene since 1992. The band is Saskatchewan's only Grade 2 level competition band, and we are well-known for our competition success, our concerts and community events, and for teaching others to play pipes and drums.

The band is an active part of the Saskatchewan cultural community, and reaches out to audiences in many parts of the country. One of the challenges the band faces is to travel to compete with other Grade 2 bands across the country. We look forward to returning each summer to the North American Pipe Band Championships in Ontario, and to other high-level competitions.

 

Check the band web site for more background information.

stage700The band is affiliated with the Royal Canadian Legion, Regina Branch No. 001 and performs at many Legion ceremonies throughout the year. The Grade 2 band practices on Sunday afternoons from September to June. During the summer, the schedule varies, so give us a call before you come.

The CRPB started a junior band program in 1996, and this is now known as The Conservatory of Performing Arts Pipe Band. If you have a child who would like to learn the pipes or drums, please contact us, or visit the Conservatory Pipe Band to join. The band teaches using the National Piping Centre curriculum, and in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2014 the Conservatory Pipe Band won the Saskatchewan Pipe Band championship in Grade 4.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Iain MacDonald [pipe major] - 306-584-2159

Band web site

 

BAND EVENTS

We organize an annual Celtic Festival, and participate in many Highland Games, piping schools, concerts and other events. We have a full concert repertoire, and are happy to supply pipers, small groups or a full band for your event.

 

Saskatoon Police Pipes & Drums

glasgow-2005The Saskatoon Police Service Pipes & Drums was formed in the 1960s, and its first pipe major was Hugh Fraser, Sr.

 

The pipe band has performed across Canada at a variety of events, and has been featured at many Grey Cup parades. Currently, the Saskaton Police Pipes & Drums are a Grade 3 competition band, and have been Saskatchewan Champion in that grade for the past few years.

 

The pipe band is seen at many community events in and around Saskatoon, and is called upon to pipe in dignitaries and officials at many functions.

 

BAND CONTACT INFORMATION

 

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Mailing address:

P.O. Box 32
Vanscoy, SK  S0L 3J0

 

Official Band Web Site

Prince Albert Highlanders

pavimy1Our Mission

The Prince Albert Highlanders Pipes & Drums is a recreational Highland pipe band whose primary purpose is to entertain folks with a variety of traditional Celtic tunes from the 1700, 1800, and 1900s.

While we are not a military pipe band (but have many ex-military members), the tunes we play and our formal uniforms allow us to provide the respect and ceremony required for such functions. Similarly, because we are civilians, our informal "uniform" and repertoire also allows us to thorougly entertain and excite our pub-going audiences. We believe that our audiences have fun when we are having fun.

Our History

The Prince Albert Highlanders Pipes & Drums was originally formed in 1983 with a government grant and donation by the Prince Albert Optimist Club. Founding members of the band, Howard Finan, Scott Meekma, and Dave Monette created Saskatchewan's northern-most pipe band and obtained second hand highland regalia from a Calgary pipe band that was folding.

Since it's formation, the P.A. Highlanders have played for audiences across Saskatchewan and Alberta. The band has also always welcomed visiting pipers and drummers into it's ranks for practices, performances and parades.

Our Members

Our members include both women and men of nearly all ages. We come from Prince Albert, Shellbrook, Spruce Home, Saskatoon, and other surrounding areas in Saskatchewan. We are also regularly joined by the finest pipers and drummers in the Battlefords, Meadow Lake, Saskatoon, Outlook, and Carrot River areas.

 

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Contacts:

Dave Monette - 306-763-3617
Dave is the pipe major and band director.

Mailing address:
3378 Dent Crescent
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 7H1

Official Band Web Site

BAND EVENTS

The band plays at many community events in saskatchewan and Alberta. In 2003 the band travelled to Vimy for the anniversary (see photo below) and in 2004 we played in the Calgary Stampede Parade.

Conservatory of Performing Arts

rhg72010logoThe Conservatory of Performing Arts Pipe Band will perform and compete at various Highland Games in order to expose the participants to Scottish culture and arts through competitions, performances and special events. The Pipe Band Program is for young pipers and drummers who have demonstrated that they are able to maintain the standard for competition and performances

The Conservatory of Performing Arts Pipe Band is a performing and competing pipe band. Members of the band perform and compete around the prairies, and members of the band do well in both solo and band competitions. In 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 the CPA Pipe Band was the SASKATCHEWAN PIPE BAND CHAMPION for Grade 4 level bands. Many members of the Grade 4 program have progressed to the award-winning City of Regina Pipe Band.

BAND CONTACTS

For registration, general information and questions about the program at the Conservatory, please call 306-585-5830, or visit the Conservatory of Performing Arts web site. For information about just the pipe band, visit the Conservatory Pipe Band.

For specific questions about learning piping/drumming, or to book the pipe band, or pipers for your special function, please call or e-mail the band director.

Band Director
Iain MacDonald
306-584-2159

 

CPA PIPE BAND WEB SITE


96th Highlanders

96thThe 96th Highlanders Pipe Band has been a part of the scene in Saskatchewan for many years. Started as "The Saskatoon Boys' Pipe Band," the 96th Highlanders have along history of success in competition. In the 1980s, the Bonnie Bluebells Pipe Band joined forces with the Boys to form the 96th Highlanders. The band's name and the cap badge insignia were taken from the 96th Battalion, Canadian Highlanders, recruited from Saskatoon and area in 1916.

The 96th Highlanders currently maintains both a grade 5 and grade 4 competition band. We welcome all youth between the ages of 9 and 21 from all backgrounds who are willing to dedicate themselves to mastering a highland band instrument. Classes are held weekly.

The band plays at Folkfest, Robbie Burns Day events, Remembrance Day services, benefits, sporting events, walks for causes, local and regional parades, and several other venues. Highlights of past performances include Expo '67, the Edmonton Klondike parade, and the Medicine Hat Stampede Parade.

 

BAND CONTACTS

Kathleen Fehilly-Douglas,
President
Phone: 306 955-8444

Lori Boen,
Band Director
Phone: 306 249-1729 

Band web site

Mailing address:
The 96th Highlanders
Box 921, STN Main
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3M4

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