|The City of Rockford Pipe Band was founded in January of 2000 and made its performance debut on Saint Patrick's Day just three months later.|
Since then the Band has been active in Midwest Pipe Band Association (MWPBA) competitions, stage performances, parades, memorials, festivals, charitable events and fund raisers, as well as providing pipers for weddings, funerals and private parties. Three years later in 2003, the City of Rockford Pipe Band earned the title of Champion Supreme Pipe Band (Grade 5) by placing 1st in both the Midwest (Springfield, Illinois) and Regional (Oberlin, Ohio) Championships. In 2006 the band received its 5th consecutive Rockford Area Music Industry Award (RAMI) in the World Music category and is slated for induction into the Hall of Fame in 2007. As of 2006 the band fields both a Grade V and a Grade IV competition unit. The band is also affiliated with competitive Highland Dancers and often appears combining Highland Music and Dance. Our members hail from Rockford, Illinois and the surrounding area, the majority of which are graduates of the City of Rockford Pipe Band School of Piping and Drumming. The City of Rockford Pipe Band is committed to making the tradition of Highland Music and Dance highly visible here in our own community, the greater Illinois - Wisconsin region, the USA and internationally.