The Wyoming Pipe and Drum Band was formed in 1997 by two guys getting together and practicing with only one set of pipes and one drum (Dave McElhiney, Tracy Overton). After a few years with many upgrades of pipes, pipe parts and drums we had grown to four pipers which at the time doubling our numbers was fantastic.
Within three years the Band had grown to ten members. Today the Band is currently over twenty strong with Pipers, Snare Drummers, Tenor Drummers, Base Drummer, Students and Support Staff.
The Band has seen many changes along the way as well as changing faces. We first started wearing the Blackwatch kilt to honor those of us who were in both the Band and in Law Enforcement. In 2004 the Board of Directors decided to change the kilt colors to the Modern Red Cameron Dress kilt honoring the charter member and the Band with its own history and heritage. We still wear the Black Watch cap badge to honor where we come from and the modern kilt to show we are going places.
We have come a long way from the single large snare drums and pieced together pipes to top of the line instruments with quality sound.
Growing into a band which serves the Northern Wyoming and Eastern South Dakota region.
The Wyoming Pipe and Drum Band has been honored by playing for the United States Marines Birthday Ball, Senators, Congressmen, Generals, Medal of Honor recipients, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, dedications and opening ceremonies for countless events with worth while causes. Individual Pipers along with the Bands bookings have played for literally hundreds of weddings, birthdays and memorial services.
Our main goals are to take care of our customers, give quality performances, enjoy the reaction from the crowds, and have a great time together performing. The most important thing to remember is where each of us come from, for it helps all of us as a group to know where we are going.
The Wyoming Pipe and Drum Band has more than proved itself as a sound organization which is here to stay.
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