The 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
P.O. Box 32
Vanscoy, SK S0L 3J0
Official Band Web Site
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.
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 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.
BAND CONTACT INFORMATION
Dave Monette - 306-763-3617
Dave is the pipe major and band director.
3378 Dent Crescent
Prince Albert, SK
Official Band Web Site
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.
The 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.
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.
CPA PIPE BAND WEB SITE
The 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.
Phone: 306 955-8444
Phone: 306 249-1729
Band web site
The 96th Highlanders
Box 921, STN Main
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3M4