TC Metro is primarily a competition band competing in Grade 4 in the MWPBA. During the summer we regularly attend 4 to 6 highland games around the Midwest and participate in 12-15 parades. We are always looking for talented pipers and drummers to fill out our ranks, if you are interested in joining the band feel free to contact P/M Tad Myers or just stop in on a practice night. The band is a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization so if you are interested we would be happy to help you develop your philanthropic streak. We gladly accept donations to the band and welcome inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities. Please contact our band manager Richard Cady to find out how you can become a band supporter and help foster the Scottish Pipe Band tradition in Minnesota! The band wears the ancient Clark Tartan with black vest and tie, Glengarry with blue tourie, and white hose with black flashes. Our drum corps is outfitted with Pearl highland snares and Hosbilt Bass and mid drums. The pipe corps is outfitted with Sinclair black-wood chanters. They play Ross chanter reeds and Kinnaird drone reeds. P/M Tad Myers took up the pipes in 1989 after 20 years as a professional musician. In 1998 Tad won the MWPBA grade 1 Champion Supreme title and the Senior Piobaireachd title. That same year Tad earned the Senior Piping Certificate from the College of Piping. In addition to being a sought after instructor, Tad is an Associate Piping Judge and sits on the Board of the MWPBA. Tad splits his time between running the TCMetro band and playing with the MWPBA Grade 2 Champion Supreme Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band he Twin Cities Metro Pipe Band was founded in 1999 by pipers and drummers with a desire to develop a band devoted to perfecting the music of the Bagpipe and Highland snare and, above all, to having fun. Our goal has been to create a band that is musically creative, technically superior and socially enjoyable. We feel that we have accomplished that task.