Photos are arranged from...Oldest Events to Newest Events.
2015 Colorado Springs
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Here's a You Tube Video, filmed by a spectator at the parade.
The music is over-dubbed by the spectator, who posted the video.
Our band, the 79th Highlanders is featured first (for the first minute and 14 seconds-- from 0:00 to 1:14).
The other pipe band in the parade, The Pikes Peak Highlanders, is featured from 3:35 to 4:06.
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Tartan Day Festival
Roosevelt Park, Longmont.
Our performances were on Sunday, April 12, 2015
Loyalty Day Parade
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Additional Photos provided by John Kummer:
Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo Parade
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Pikes Peak Celtic Festival
Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21, 2015
Performance at UVC Shopping Center
University Village Colorado Shopping Center,
North Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Friday, July 3, 2015
2015Elbert Town Festival Parade
Town of Elbert, Colorado.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
2015Elizabeth Celtic Festival
Casey Jones Park, Elizabeth, Colorado.
(Set-up Friday, July 17) + Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19, 2015
Buffalo Bill Days Festival in Golden
"Best in the West" Parade at 10:00 a.m.
"Cody's Wild West" Show at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Mulligans for Military
Benefit Golf Tournament
Spring Valley Golf Course, north of Elizabeth, Colorado
Monday morning early--7:15 a.m., August 24, 2015
(Photos by Kristin Adamson)
Taste of Colorado
10:45 a.m., Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
Civic Center Park, Downtown Denver, Colorado
Our thanks to the Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers for helping us at this great performance.
Trapper Days Festival in Fort Lupton
Performances at the Rendezvous and at the Historic Park
Saturday, September 12, 2015
16 September, 2015
This last weekend (well, starting on Thursday, Sept. 10, and continuing thru Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015), we were part of Fort Lupton's Trapper Days Festival. The 79th Highlanders Living History Association and its pipe band had a fine time again at Fort Lupton Historical Park, on the northwest side of the City of Fort Lupton. Photos will be posted as soon as they're available.
The Trapper Days Festival continues to grow, both in town (which we didn't do this time) and at the Historical Park and Rendezvous. The Rendezvous had around eighty tents, and the 79th Highlanders Encampment had four...and was now further south. On Friday, 79th members present had a steady stream of visitors, since the Ft. Lupton schools brought over 300 elementary school students to see the rebuilt Fort Lancaster (named after Lancaster Lupton, the retired army officer who established the fort in the early 1830s) and everything around it.
On Saturday, there were six attending pipers (P/Sgt. Tom Soto had to be elsewhere doing a gig, and none of the photos shows Piper Karen Henwood, who joined us for a performance back at the Rendezvous). The band performed at several of the camps in the Rendezvous area, then performed for the Buffalo Soldiers (after their fine show), and finally performed in the Fort.
It was another hot weekend (like last year), which made the event a bit less fun--we remember the first couple of years we were involved where it was a bit less warm--we even did the parade then in our blue wool jackets.
It was tremendous to have with us our piper now removed to Charleston, SC--Karen Henwood, with her husband, Bill. We miss our members who are now in other places far away. It was really neat to have our two newest pipers, Jim DeGeorge III and Rob Bratsch and their families, as part of the group at the event, as well as (now tall) piper George Adamson (and mom, Kristin). Huzzah to Jim Campbell, the founder and overall leader of the 79th Highlanders Living History Association here in Colorado, for bringing extra tents, equipment and attire, so that everyone could feel at home and welcome. Of course, it was a lot of stuff to pack...
We hope to have photos from the Calhan Homecoming Parade (Sat., Sept. 26, 2015) soon.
The 79th Highlanders Pipe Band
performed at and participated in
Civil War Memorial Ceremony
at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo
10:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015
These photos were taken by Ed Goodrich, one of our helpful volunteer staff photographers.
The 79th Highlanders appreciates that family members agree to share their photos.
These photos were taken by Dakota Charleston, and shared courtesy of
Ray Brown, of the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West.
Here is a Video on Facebook of the event, from Capt. Ray Brown of the Buffalo Soldiers.
Colorado Public Radio (KCFR 90.1 FM, in Denver) reported on the event and did a story on these Civil War veterans on the station's radio program called "Colorado Matters." This is a link to the CPR (Colorado Public Radio) website.
See photos from Earlier 2015 performances
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