The Caledonia & District Pipes
Front Row (L-R) Treasurer Helen Aitcheson,
Stephanie Gibson, Paul Eckensfield
Middle Row (L-R) Pipe Major Bob Marshall, Merv Buderick Pete MacLeod, Ted
Zuwala, Sharon Cox, Andrew Robertson.
Back Row (L-R) Ken Lawson, Ken Alexander (guest), Band Manager Ken
McDonald, John Denis, Quartermaster Tom Spratt, Berny Mac Avella,
Secretary Joe Carrscadden, Dave Sykes.
The Caledonia and District
Pipes and Drums, established in April 2001, made their debut appearance at
the Caledonia Canada Day Parade, July 1, 2002.
They practise every
Thursday evening at the Grand Trunk Train Station in Caledonia. An Ontario
Trillium Grant assisted to outfit the complete band in an Antique
Although Caledonia has had
Concert Bands at different periods in its history, the community has never
had a Pipe and Drum Band. Their popularity is growing in leaps and bounds.
The community is thrilled to hear the pipes and drums on the boardwalk and
platform at the renovated train station during practice sessions. The
number of engagements during the past four months since their debut is
astonishing, not only for the entire band but also for individual pipers
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