Of all the symbols of Monmouth College's Scottish heritage, probably the most visible, colorful and noisiest is the MC Pipes and Drums, the bagpipe and drum band that performs at so many college functions and off-campus events.
Monmouth College is proud of its Scottish heritage, and the Monmouth College Pipe Band is an important symbol of that heritage. For more than a half century the pipe band had performed at formal events, including Matriculation, Homecoming, Founder's Day (Ceilidh) and Commencement. Informal performances have included MC athletic events, local parades, and more. The Monmouth College Pipe Band consists of both college students and members of nearby communities. Since the college does not offer a summer school session, the pipe band does not participate in summer competition. Almost all of the members, however, compete regularly as individuals as well as with their home bands. During recent years, the ability level of the pipe band members has ranged from the intermediate level to the competitive open-professional level. The MC Pipe Band is also proud to boast members who have won both World and National championships. Recruitment The continued growth of the Monmouth College Pipe Band is fostered by adding piping and Highland drumming talent into the student body of the college. Monmouth College offers a limited number of scholarships (up to full tuition) for players with the ability to play, teach, and assume leadership roles in the pipe band. Scholarship members of the band provide instruction for beginning and intermediate level students from the college and local community. Now known as the Monmouth College Pipe Band, the organization currently has a membership of 15 students, a number of whom compete in major competitions. In addition, the college offers talent scholarships for pipers. For more information, contact the band's adviser, Dr. Tim Tibbetts, at email@example.com. -
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