Monmouth College is proud of its Scottish heritage, and the Monmouth College Pipe Band is an important symbol of that heritage. The pipe band performs on campus and in the surrounding community at formal and informal events including the Matriculation ceremony for new students, Homecoming festivities, Scots Day and Commencement. It also plays at home athletic events and local parades.
The Monmouth College Pipe Band is a member of the MidWest Pipe Band Association. The band has recently competed at the Loch Norman Highland Games in Huntersville, North Carolina placing first in Grade 4 (April, 2006), and at the St. Louis Scottish Games placing first in Grade 3 (October, 2006). Videos of these performances can be viewed online from the Photo Gallery page.
The continued growth of the Monmouth College Pipe Band is fostered by recruiting piping and drumming talent into the student body of the college. Monmouth College offers a limited number of significant scholarships (ranging up to full-tuition) for players with the ability to play, teach*, and assume leadership roles as members of the Monmouth College Pipe Band. (*Scholarship members of the band provide instruction for beginning and intermediate level students from the College as well as from local communities.) Additional members of the band include alumni, faculty, and community members.
Scholarship auditions normally correspond with the College’s Fine Arts Admission Open House days, which are February 13 and 27, 2010. If these dates are not practical because of travel arrangements, etc., an alternative audition date can be made. It is strongly encouraged that you apply for admission and are admitted (or pending) to Monmouth College before your audition.
Thank you for considering Monmouth College! We look forward to meeting with you on (or before) the day of your audition. If you have any questions regarding the Monmouth College Pipe Band and its scholarship opportunities, or need admission materials, please feel free to contact:
Faculty Advisor - Monmouth College Pipe Band
Assistant Professor of Biology
700 E. Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462