The Pipes and Drums of the Seven Pipers Society has been in existence since the 1960s. They were first known as the Tucson Highlanders, which began in 1959. Since this time they have progressed from a small group of marauding Scottish and Irish music enthusiasts to a grade III competitive pipe band participating in regional and national level competitions. In 1996, the Seven Pipers Society won their first crown at the Grade IV level. They repeated this feat in 1998 dubbing them Champion of Champions of the Western United States Pipe Band Association at the grade IV level. In 1999, the band competed well at the Worlds in Glasgow, Scotland and in 2000, they were promoted to the grade III competition level. The Pipes and Drums of the Seven Pipers Society is the host band at Tucson's annual Celtic Festival and performs at other Tucson activities. You need not be of Celtic descent to be a member of this group, you just have to love bagpipes and drums.
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