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Atlanta Pipe Band

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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 Finegan.

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 heritage.

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, or contact Jim Thompson at (770) 394-0334.

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