We are proud of our Scotch-Irish heritage, and there’s no better
symbol of that heritage than our pipe band.
The pipes are calling
You’ll hear us everywhere on campus. We play at every major event, including matriculation, Homecoming and Commencement, as well as our athletic events, parades and Scots Day.
Our pipe band consists of both college students, our director Tim Tibbetts and members of nearby communities. Because the College does not offer a summer school session, the pipe band does not participate in summer competition. Almost all members, however, compete regularly as individuals as well as with their “home bands.”
During recent years, the ability level of the pipe band members has ranged from the intermediate level to the competitive “open-professional” level. We are proud to boast members who have won both world and national championships.
Our continued growth is fostered by adding piping and Highland drumming talent into our student body. We offer scholarships for players with the ability to play, teach and assume leadership roles in the pipe band. Scholarship members of the band provide instruction for beginning and intermediate level students from the college and local community.