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Shasta Piping Society
P.O. Box 1620
Cottonwood, CA 96022
Welcome to the home of the Shasta Piping Society.
Located near Redding, California, but serving students worldwide, the mission of the Shasta Piping Society is to foster interest and proficiency in the traditional music of Scotland. The main function of the SPS is to provide a program that enables disadvantaged youth to receive refurbished instruments, so the financial burden of bagpipe purchase does not prevent them from becoming active musicians. 
The dedication many young students exhibit to learn the Great Highland Bagpipe is often dampened by the cost of the expensive instrument and all its necessary care and maintenance items.  The goal of the SPS is to provide serviceable bagpipes to young students under financial hardship, so they can focus unhindered on the goal of becoming proficient players and learning the traditions and musicianship of the Scottish bagpipe culture.
Another goal of the SPS is to encourage existing players to expand their repertoire to include musical scores and settings no longer widely heard by players or audiences.  Many of the most ancient arrangements have been lost to history, but others merely lie dormant and unheard because they do not fit into the modern musical structures suitable for the competition stage.  It is this loss of musical variety that the SPS hopes to abate by encouraging public recitals presenting Scottish pipe music that may not have been heard for generations.

This society hopes to encourage new players to learn the art of piobaireachd and carry the traditions forward by sponsoring contests for new works of music.
Any students below the age of 19 years wishing to learn about our scholarship program, please visit the scholarship webpage or contact us directly by email or the postal address above. 

*The Shasta Piping Society no longer solicits or accepts donations or funding from the public or other organizations.  The materials and pipes available for the pipe scholarship and the Prize Pipe awards are not donated by the public.  The work we do is simply supported by altruistic members and enthusiastic friends who are dedicated to assisting young players reach their musical potential.
The SPS announces an original piobaireachd composition contest.  All composers are encouraged to apply!

Congratulations to Jori Chisolm, David Mason, and John Bottomley as winners of the SPS & Burley Bagpipes Pibroch Contest!!

The 2017 SPS Pipe Scholarship was awarded to Matthew Ricci of Tucson, AZ.  Congratulations Matthew!!!

The SPS 2016 Pipe Scholarship was awarded to the student program of the Vieira Brum's Pipe Band in Brazil. Congratulations!!

Brian Turner of Key Largo, FL was the winner of the 2016 SPS Prize Pipe.  Congratulations Brian!

The 2015 SPS Pipe Scholarship was awarded to Bradon Hoover of La Mesa, CA.  Congratulations Bradon!!!