Joining a Pipe Band / Article
Joining a Pipe Band
|Tips on finding a pipeband to join
There are many Pipeband web sites on the net today and the list is growing everyday. To find a band first try our own PipeBand.Com Band Directory. This directory of pipebands from around the world with an Internet presence can be a great resource tool. There are a great number of bands currently not included in our directory because we only post bands web pages. Visiting these band web sites will usually have other links for you to visit.
Pipe Band Organizations
Pipeband.Com has a list of Pipe Band Organizations from around the world. These local governing bodies oversee piping competitions, judging, maintain band membership, etc. Their websites will list all particapting bands and dates of piping events. Pipebands and solo players who wish to compete are required to maintain membership in their local organization. Ask about a list of highland games and feis's that feature pipe band competitions. Please remember not to interuppt the band while they are tuning, practicing and before they compete, try to wait till after the competition to make your inquiries. Other Alternatives
Since pipebands are a popular attraction at many cultural events, parades, and other celebratory events you may get lucky and see a band performing. Stop and talk to one of the players and inquire about the bands membership requirements and possibly other bands that in the area. Also try calling a Scottish/Irish store and or cultural organizations for possible pipeband contact information. They may be found in the on the internet and your local yellow pages under Gifts and Organizations.
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