We do our best to make this pipe band a welcoming place for brand-new players. However, we hope that there is enough challenging and interesting music for more advanced players. Towards that end, we...
- Have extended lists of tunes that we play (or intend to play) that represent some of the best tunes in the piping tradition... not only because they are more well-known (as music...they're recognizable), but because they have strong cultural traditions, and because any good piper probably should know them...
- Strongly encourage and support piping for Highland Dancers...which is a pretty challenging task in itself (for some). Not many pipers actually know what tunes to play, or how to do this. We want our band to be able to eventually play all the tunes needed for the dozen or so most common Highland Dances.
This page has exercises that are both an aid to strengthening a piper's skill and a test of their knowledge. Good pipers can do all of these movements--this is the art of the bagpipe. While Piobaireachd is not normally part of a band's work, we do work on this type of music (and may perform it sometime in the future)... this is part of what it means to be a good and truly knowledgable piper.
- We encourage every piper and drummer to gain leadership experience, both in leading the band and in teaching students.