Our band performs at many community events, parades and Highland festivals in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Membership is encouraged by offering free tuition to anyone interested in learning to play the pipes or drums.
Our band performs at many community events, parades and Highland festivals in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Membership is encouraged by offering free tuition to anyone interested in learning to play the pipes or drums. The Band is available for ceremonies, special events and special engagements. Panama City Pipes and Drums Inc. is a registered not for profit organization whose charter includes the promotion of Scottish music, tradition, and heritage. The Band achieves this by performing at many community events in the local area and by offering free tuition to people interested in learning to play the pipes or drums to then become performing members of the band. Founded in 1998, Panama City Pipes and Drums was the first pipe band to be formed in this part of Florida. The Band started with a group of five and has grown to more than 20 performing members plus students currently in training. The Band wears the Prince Charles Edward Stewart tartan. The Band has been well received by thousands of people attending such events as the Jaycees Christmas Parade, the City of Lynn Haven 4th of July Parade, the Panama City Veterans Day Parade, the Port St. Joe Scallop Festival and the Apalachicola Seafood Festival. The Band represents and promotes the Panama City region by traveling to various Scottish festivals and Highland Games held throughout Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Where are we? Panama City can be found in Bay County, on the Florida Panhandle. Panama City is about 240 miles west of Jacksonville, 255 miles east of New Orleans, and 259 miles south of Atlanta. Membership and practice information If you're interested in joining the band, feel free to drop by at one of our practices and speak to the Pipe Major. We offer free tuition for both pipers and drummers that intend to become performing members of our band. You can also email the Pipe Major for further information. We practice at the Panama City Police Department's clubhouse on Wednesday nights. The average band practice is set-up as such: 5:45pm – Beginner lessons 6:30pm – Sectional practice 7:30pm – Full band practice The clubhouse located between the Panama City Police Department main building and the Bay County Humane Society. From Highway 98, turn north on Bay Avenue. Turn right into the second entrance of the police parking lot behind the police station. The club house is the single story building directly ahead. -
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