The City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums has been performing since 1976 and endeavors to engage and enhance the Scottish and Celtic music landscape by playing the Great Highland Pipes and Drumming at diverse venues and events. Our mission is to bring the vitality of the Scottish Highland culture to people everywhere by performing traditional and contemporary piping arrangements across Oklahoma and other states. The band competes and plays throughout the region, including Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. The CTPD is a fixture at the Oklahoma Scottish Festival every third weekend in September. CTPD performs for a vast array of special activities, but the most important performances are due to the band’s involvement with many school systems, public and private, bringing the great highland pipes to children from elementary to high school. For more information visit the band’s website: www.cotpd.org
The Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums, arguably the largest and most active pipe band in the state, was established in 1998 with the expressed goals of preserving and perpetuating Scottish Pipe band traditions. We are a diverse group of over 20 members, most hailing from the greater Oklahoma City area, and representing many facets of the community (police, government workers, military veterans, educators, health care professionals, energy industry workers, and university students). We are highly active in our communities and perform at many events each year. Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums strives for musical excellence in all of our performances and competitions. We have garnered many awards through the years, for band and individual, in competition as well as parades and other special performances. For more information please visit www.okscots.com or www.facebook.com/okscots.
The Ozark Highlanders Pipe Band from Fayetteville, Arkansas, has brought the sound of the pipes and drums to the northwest corner of the state since the band’s inception by Dr. Steven C. Wilson in 1983. The band plays mostly traditional Scottish tunes, and performances in years past have included playing for Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell, a combined performance with University of Arkansas Marching Band in Little Rock, college commencement ceremonies, as well as local parades and festivals. The band participates in the Arkansas Scottish Festival annually, and is also proud to perform this year at the Oklahoma Scottish Festival. For further information, please visit the band’s website: www.ozarkhighlanders.org
City of McPherson Pipe Band, based out of McPherson, Kansas, was established in the early 1980s. Under the direction of Pipe Major Ty Kaufman and Drum Sergeant Chris Bailey, the band promotes Celtic music and arts through performances at various events and competitions throughout the region each year. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-City-of-McPherson-Pipe-Band/273270147715
The Tulsa Metro Pipe Band won it’s debut competition during the 2012 Scotfest. Directing Tulsa Metro is Pipe Major Cody Wagnon – the most handsome Pipe Major in all of Tulsa. Tulsa Metro Pipe Band is committed to excellence and supporting the community with its musicianship. Tulsa Metro will be performing and competing across Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Arkansas. For more information visit the band’s website: www.TulsaMetroPipeBand.com
Stillwater Pipes & Drums are the pipers and drummers of Stillwater, Oklahoma. For more information visit their website: spb.stillwaterpiper.com
Oklahoma Fire Pipes & Drums are devoted to promoting the good works of the fire service to the Greater Oklahoma City metro, surrounding areas, and fire departments in the State of Oklahoma. This is done through the stirring sounds of the bagpipes as we honor those fallen members who have given their lives in the line of duty, at memorial services, ceremonies, banquets, parades, academy graduations and many other fire service functions. For more information visit the bands website: www.oklahomafirepipesanddrums.com