The Atlanta Pipe Band
Having recently entered its 52nd year, the Atlanta Pipe Band continues to further the great tradition of Scottish music and culture through performance and education.
The APB story actually begins in 1967, a few years before the band’s official founding in 1970. Henry Franz, a young Emory University student and bagpiper, was photographed playing his instrument by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. A couple of other pipers saw the article and reached out. Word began to spread in Atlanta’s Scottish community that there was a new band forming. Others joined in, and before long, APB was established! In the early days, the group performed in parades, civic events, church services, and was a part of the very first Stone Mountain Highland Games in 1972. We are proud to say that Henry remains an active member of the band to this day!