About Us

The Maryland Youth Pipe Band (Mypipeband) is an extracurricular activity open to anyone aged 8 thru 18. We are one of only a few organizations in the U.S. that teaches piping and drumming to youth.  We believe that it is essential to bring in new students to keep the piping and drumming tradition alive in America.  Our current band consists of about 9 pipers and 10 drummers.  We are at various stages in learning -- from brand new rookies to Grade 1 pipers, the highest level of amateur piping.  We perform in parades, festivals, various ceremonies, and we even played with The Chieftans at the Kennedy Center.  We also participate in band competitions sanctioned by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA). We have world class instructors that are patient and encouraging with beginners.

We want to reinvigorate and grow the band.  We are always recruiting new members. and encourage all youth to join the band. Many public schools teach the recorder in the third grade, and this makes fourth grade the perfect time to start learning to play the practice chanter, the first step towards becoming a bagpiper.  

We are a 501(c)(3) charity status and all donations are tax deductible.  If you would like to make a donation please click on the Support the Band link in the upper right corner of the page.  

If you would like to have fun learning a new instrument, come join the band! 


Rockville Memorial Day Parade, May 28, 2012