The first meeting of the City of Chattanooga Pipe Band was held at Christ Church - Episcopal, 633 Douglas Street, on November 4th, 1999 at 7PM. After our first four years rehearsing at the church, we have now moved… The band is fortunate to call The Bright School our new home. See the Practice Schedule & Directions page for directions to The Bright School.
The City of Chattanooga Pipe Band, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation .
The Band was formed under the direction of Pipe Major Russ Spaulding and a small group of pipers, most who had all been traveling to other cities in order to play in a pipe band. The COCPB is a traditional competition band, meaning that the primary mission of the band is to compete at the various highland games and competitions, representing Chattanooga and the surrounding area.
Still in the early stages in the long process of creating a lasting entity, the band has placed first in several contests and made great progress towards it's goals (see Mission Statement). The COCPB is working hard to become one of the best pipe & drum bands in the Southeast.
At present, the band competes in Grade-IV contests as a member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA). A new Grade-V band has just been formed to give up-and-coming players a venue to develop their skills and compete for honors. The EUSPBA, as the governing body, defines and enforces the rules of competition, ranks individual players and bands, and provides judges for the events.
The Band is actively recruiting new members: Pipers and Drummers (see our Wanted poster). We encourage anyone interested to come and visit a practice session. It is always a good idea to call and make sure we will be practicing at our regularly scheduled times and not performing somewhere.
Call P/M Spaulding at 706-861-4422.
The Band and it's individual members are available to play for special events: weddings, funerals, parties, and other special occasions.
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