spba logo trans

  SASKATCHEWAN PIPE BAND ASSOCIATION

Archive

The SPBA online archive.

The Clansmen Pipe Band

clansmen

The Clansmen Pipe Band

Formed in the mid-late 1970s, the Clansmen featured graduates and instructors from local bands. Shown here [L-R] in front row: Jim McWilliams, Rod MacDonald (?), Andy McAnsh; 2nd row Linda McKenzie (?), ?; 3rd row Barry McMurdo, ?, Doug Lutz. Not sure of drummers other than L-D Larry Wong. Anyone have names? Or more photos?

 
 

The 46th Battalion Pipe Band, CEF

For a complete history of the unit and more on the Canadian Forces in WWI,
visit the Saskatchewan Dragoons web site.

 46th Battalion.Pipeband 

46th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force 1917
Photo: courtesy Saskatchewan Dragoons

Photo probably taken sometime between July 4-24 1917 at Hersin-Copigny, France which is located about 2 Kms NW of
Vimy Ridge. As part of the 10th Infantry Brigade of the 4th Canadian Division the 46th Battalion had played a pivotal role in the capture of a feature on Vimy Ridge known as the Pimple. The Pimple is the highest point on the Ridge and was the last part wrested from the Germans on April 12/13, 1917.
The Band played for HM King Edward on July 11/1917 when he visited the Canadian Corps and Vimy Ridge.
The band wore the Royal Stewart tartan.
Service Information on Band Members

[Thanks the Saskatchewan Dragoons Regimental Museum]

 

Another great source of information is J.L. McWilliam's history of the 46th,
The Suicide Battalion, available from the author.

City of Regina Pipe Band

 Link to band history
 crpb first play

City of Regina Pipe Band
Brandon Highland Festival 1983 

This was the band's first competition, and mini-band event at Brandon. L-D Paul Hamilton at left front, with Janet MacLeod, and Don Jeannotte on bass. Pipers were Gale Russell, Trewin Somers, Iain MacDonald and Todd Sinclair.

vancouverindoor96

BC Pipers' Annual Gathering 1996

Final tuning for mini bands. We had a solid performance and finished 2nd, winning "Best Drum Corps" in Grade 2. Pipers (L-R):Sean Somers, Trewin Somers (tuning), Ann Gray, Jared Brin, Iain MacDonald, Barbara MacDonald. Drummers were Ryan Sullivan, Tim Dixon (snares), Karen Adams (tenor) and Brian Fraser (bass).

1997 canmore

Canmore Highland Games 1997

Snare drummers: Dave Roth, L-D Ryan Sullivan, Tim Dixon. Tenor drummer Karen Adams and Bass was Brian Fraser. Pipers were: Barry Robinson, Dave Thorpe, Michelle Carline, Scott Pollen, Iain MacDonald, Sean Hall, Barb MacDonald, Trewin Somers, Jared Brin, Gale Russell and Sean Somers.

maxvillemsr98

Glengarry Highland Games 1998

Well-known judge Bob Worrall on the right.

logo 300 

 Band Logo

This logo was developed for the band by Yvan Gagne, who was also a tenor drummer for the 78th Fraser Highlanders for a number of years. The band used it from about 1999 to 2011.

 crpb ellerslie

City of Regina Pipe Band
Ellerslie Games - 2004 

L-R (back) Barbara MacDonald, Caroline Hart, Catherine Hart, Chris Milne, Sean Hall, Richard Wilson, Dave Thorpe, Alex Rasmussen, Graham Schmidt, Michelle Carline, Gale Russell, Iain MacDonald.
(front) Laura Scott, Brett Stinson, Kate Rennie, Mitch Stilborn, Marnie Wilson, Dave Thorpe.

georgesq

City of Regina Pipe Band
Glasgow, George Square - 2005 

L-R (back) Mitch Stilborn, , Nils Michael,  Chris Milne,  Helge Johannssen, Michelle Carline, Graham Schmidt, Chris Rae, Bryde Whelan, Alex Rasmussen, Richard Wilson, Dave Roth.
(front) Iain MacDonald, Rob Bailie, Catherine Hart, Gale Russell, Ruaridh MacDonald, Caroline Hart, Morgan Brady, Kenna Whelan, Angela Yanko, Ryan Sullivan, Brett Stinson, Barbara MacDonald

 berwick

City of Regina Pipe Band
North Berwick Highland Games - 2005 

2nd Place. Grade 2.

crpb Scotland06

City of Regina Pipe Band
World Championships - 2006 

We had a similar band in 2006, adding Aedan Whelan on tenor, Dave Hicks and Scot Young on pipes.

 NorthBerwick2006

City of Regina Pipe Band
North Berwick Highland Games - 2006 

The drum corps in the tuning park.

crpb msr

Glengarry Highland Games, Maxville, Ontario - 2008 

Following a year away from regular competition in 2007 due to low numbers, the band came back with a very inexperienced group made up of younger players from Grade 4 bands, some adults who had not played in years, and a few veterans. 

PipingLive06

Piping Live! Festival, Glasgow - 2010 

Band members pose for official festival photos before our performance in George Square.

stage700

Playing "Mull of Kintyre" with Sir Paul McCartney - 2013

In August, 2013, the band played "Mull of Kintyre" at an outdoor concert in Regina's "Mosaic Stadium" in front of 44,000 people.

Saskatoon Boys' Pipe Band

saskatoonboys1962 

The Saskatoon Boys Pipe Band appear in 1962, before any uniforms are in place.

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

 saskatoonboys1963

The band has uniforms the following summer.
The tartan chosen was the Saskatchewan Tartan, which was designed by the wife of Saskatchewan's then Lt. Governor.
Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

SaskatoonGames1963 

The Saskatoon Highland Games - 1963

A close look at this photo reveals the NSR Pipe Band [white tunics], The Saskatoon Boys (centre) and two unidentified groups.

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

saskatoonboys60s 

The Saskatoon Boys - 1960s

This photo features a few members who are still active today!

Photo:courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

postcard1

Postcard

Pipers L-R: Rob Findlater (P/M), Cam McIntosh, Larry Gray, Richard Betker, Bob Morton, Allan Brooks, Glen McEwan, Dennis Reed, Ron McDougall, Dave Robinson, Brian McHolm, Gordon Findlater (P/Sgt)

Drummers L-R: ?, Fred Betker, Larry Dunn, Ken Morton, 4?

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

 postcard2
 A Later Postcard

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

article 96thbadges

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix article describing the Boys' adoption of the hat badge insignia of the old 96th Highlanders.

clipping: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

Expo67.NWTpavilion

Saskatoon Boys at Expo '67

The band travelled to Montreal in 1967 to take part in Canada's Centennial Exhibition. Here, the band performs at the Northwest Territories Pavilion.

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

gfindlater.dennisread1967

Gordon Findlater and Dennis Read

1967

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

withLtGovWorobetz

With Lt. Gov. Worobetz - 1970s

L-R: ?, Dave Hennigan, John Fisher, Hugh Fraser, Colin Dow, John Taras

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

MJparade1971

The 1971 Moose Jaw Kinsmen Band Festival Parade

The L/D at back is John Fisher--now an icon of pipe band drumming-- and in front is Hugh Fraser, whose pipe band work in Saskatoon has been the foundation of a number of good pipe bands over the years.

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

1976Ottawa article

For two or three years in the late 1970s, bands from all across Canada met for a championship in Ottawa. This spectacular achievement was the brainchild of, among others, Pipe Major Archie Cairns.

 

Regina Scottish Pipe Band

 Formed by P-M John Wilson (ex KOSB) and Margaret (Ireland) Wilson, and included their children and operated for a few years.

Need photos, etc.

 
 
 
sk.band.assoc sablogocolour1 saskculturelogoc lotteries