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Atlanta Pipe Band
The Atlanta Pipe Band "leader among pipe bands in the South!"
The Atlanta Pipe Band is recognized as a leader among pipe bands in
the South and a major competitor throughout the United States and
Canada. The Band has established this standard of excellence in
performance and competition under the skillful leadership of a
number dedicated Pipe Majors, most recently that of Pipe Major Jerry
Founded in 1970, the Atlanta Pipe Band is dedicated to furthering
the great tradition of Scottish music and culture through education
and demonstration. The Band routinely performs for civic, private
and commercial groups, adding a unique flair to these functions.
The Band's 31 year history included performances for Presidents
Carter and Bush, Prince Charles, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the Dalai
Lama. It was also a notable contributor to such events as Rod
Stewart's World Tour, the Indigo Girls at Atlanta's Chastain Park
and the prestigious Walker and Curtis Cup Golf Tournaments. The Band
has also performed at college football half time shows at Georgia
Tech, the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee.
Over the years, the Band has established a standard of excellence in
competition. The Band's titles have included US Open Pipe Band
Champion (Grade 3), Eastern US Pipe Band Champion (Grade 3 and 4),
Southeast Pipe Band Champion (Grade 3 and 4) and Southern Pipe Band
Champion (Grade 3).
The Band proudly wears the distinctive tartan of the 78th Fraser
Highlands, and is the only band in the US allowed to do so.
Associated with the Fort New Inverness Garrison of the 78th Fraser
Highlanders, the Band is pleased to promote our unique Scottish
The band has an ongoing student program dedicated to promoting
programs for pipers and invites experienced drummers to audition for
the corps. There are competition units in both Grade 3 and 4.
For more information, please visit the band's web site
www.atlantapipeband.com, or contact Jim Thompson at (770)
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