The membership is composed of players of Irish, Scottish and Welsh heritage, a true united Celtic pipe band. The youngest player in the band is ten years old, while the oldest is seventy years of age. The band is a competition and performance band, which plays and competes throughout Florida. Grade One Player, Pipe Major Don Goller, leads the band. The Drum Major is Alex Daniels, and Greg Sheridan is the Pipe Sgt. At present the band boasts twenty-three bagpipers, eight snare drummers, four tenor and three bass drummers. The band also has it’s own three man color guard, and banner carriers. The student ranks are swelling, with 28 student pipers, all keeping the tradition alive. The beginning showed so much promise, the future promises so much more. The Harp and Thistle Pipe Band was formed to play Celtic music at the highest level possible. It is our mission to promote interest, appreciation, and excellence in this art form. To attain this goal, we are determined to attract, develop and retain top piping and drumming talent through teaching, practice, parades, concerts and competition. The band seeks to foster mutual respect among its members, to create an environment conductive to learning, to implement policies and practices designed to avoid divisiveness and to provide an enjoyable experience for all associated with it.