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From parades and pubs to concerts and small gatherings we bring distinction to your unique event. The City of Memphis Pipe Band was formed to contribute to the civic and cultural betterment of Memphis, Tennessee through the teaching, promoting and performing of traditional bagpipe and drum music.

The band is available for hire… From solo pipers for weddings, funerals, and any number of celebratory events, to mini bands or even the full band for a parade or corporate event.

THE BAND IS AVAILABLE. 

 
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WHAT IS A PIPE BAND SUITABLE FOR?

Pipe bands, mini-bands or solo players attend a huge variety of public, private and corporate engagements throughout the year.  Our seasoned pipers and drummers have performed in a wide range of events and venues including major sporting events, international military tattoos, national competitions and can be found in parades, pubs and community events throughout Memphis.

HOW DO WE SOUND?

The skirl of the bagpipes and war beat of the drums are LOUD (111-122 dBc at 1 meter).  For reference, 111 decibels is equivalent to how loud a pneumatic drill is. Indoors, pipes can reach decibel levels up to 116, which is as loud as a chainsaw. Snare drums can hit up to 122 decibels. The noise level can be louder than the sound produced by a jet engine at takeoff.

While designed as outdoor instruments - we can work with you to right size the band for your application and venue.  Talk to us.

WHAT CAN I GET?

We will tailor the engagement to suit your specific needs. You can get everything from a solo piper to the full band with 10+ bagpipers and drummers. We are delighted to assist with information and advice on what fits your engagement. The number of guests, the surroundings and whether the event is in or outdoors are important factors to keep in mind when deciding on the size of band.

A full band: 10-15 pipers and drummers

A mini-band: 4 pipers and 3 drummers

A trio: 2 pipers and 1 drummer

A solo player: 1 piper

HOW DO WE LOOK?

A performing pipe band wearing full uniform is an impressive sight. We always perform in traditional highland attire with kilts, knee stockings and the classic cap (a glenngarry). The colors of the bagpipes and drums match the uniform, and provide a complete finish. Experiencing a pipe band makes an impression of both sight and sound.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Our prices vary depending on how many players are needed, how long they are to play, travel distance, etc. Please contact us for a non-committal talk.  City of Memphis Pipe Band is in the process of becoming a federally registered 501(c)(3) organization where all contributions and fees will be tax deductible.

 
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Please understand...

When considering to hire a bagpiper or pipe band for your event to balance the requirements of the performance with the proficiency of the player or band. Our members have extensive repertoires, and experience on handling problematic performance requirements and issues.  We would be pleased to provide audio and video files for your consideration.

 

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