Hire The Atlanta Pipe Band

 

A unique way to entertain.

 

The Atlanta Pipe Band is a great addition to any event of any size.

The APB is the premier performance and competition pipe band in the South, and one of the most respected piping and drumming organizations in the eastern United States. Many of our members are highly regarded solo champions, and more than a few members who have competed at the Grade 1 (professional) level in North America and at the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland. The presentation and musical experience that we deliver is second-to-none, and you can be confident that the APB will be an excellent addition to your civic, commercial or private event.

The APB is totally funded by our competition prize purses and paid performances. Since we travel from the East Coast to the West Coast, and even into Canada, for multiple competitions each year, we are always interested in opportunities to place our services for hire to interested groups or individuals.

The Atlanta Pipe Band may be hired in several different configurations:

Full Band (18 or more musicians)

The full band consists of 18-24 pipers and drummers, and is optimal for larger events such as university commencements, concerts, dinners, military events, parades, and larger corporate events. We have also provided a full band for the occasional wedding, so the above list is not necessarily comprehensive.

Ceremonial Band (10-15 musicians)

The Ceremonial Band configuration gives a very close approximation to the visual and aural impact of the Full Band, and may be a good selection where space or volume is an obstacle to employing the larger ensemble. This configuration would include both pipers and drummers.

Mini Band (6-9 musicians)

The Mini Band is an option that falls between the Ceremonial Band and Quartet. This configuration is suitable for events where space is a consideration, and can be the right choice for luncheons, wedding receptions, golf tournaments or parties.

Quartet (4 musicians)

The Quartet is the smallest ensemble that we quote. This group can consist of four pipers or a combination of pipers and drummers.

Soloists

Many APB pipers and drummers are also available to perform in smaller configurations – solos, duos or trios – and the band is happy to help you connect with them to perform at weddings, birthday parties, funerals, dinner parties, dedication ceremonies, memorial ceremonies, anniversary parties or any other event.

For performances, the members of our band appear in traditional highland attire – kilt, sporran, ghillie brogues (shoes), jacket (weather permitting), vest, shirt, tie and glengarry bonnet (military-style cap). The APB proudly wears the tartan of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, a regiment raised in Scotland in 1757 for service in North America during the Seven Year’s War (known as the French & Indian War in the USA).

Book The Atlanta Pipe Band

A Unique Experience

Most people rarely experience the energy and excitement a good pipe band can deliver. It’s certainly not the kind of entertainment expected outside of a highland games. If you are looking to make your event one that creates lasting memories, a performance by the Atlanta Pipe Band is not a bad way to do it. Or, you can just be ordinary.

A Band For Every Occasion

Think bagpipes are only for funerals and weddings?  They’re actually much more diverse. We can arrange a band to suit your needs.

We Make it Easy

Ever hired a pipe band before? Of course not. It’s actually very easy. However, there are a few things you should know before hiring any pipe band. Let us help keep the unwanted surprises to a minimum so you can have confidence in your plan.

We’re Professional

With years of experience performing for a wide variety of events of all sizes and profiles, we show up knowing what to expect and how to deliver. You can count on the Atlanta Pipe Band to deliver a professional experience.

Where You’ve Seen The Atlanta Pipe Band Perform

Golf Events

  • The Walker Cup
  • The Curtis Cup
  • Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Annual DInner

College Football Halftime SHows

  • University of Tennessee
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jacksonville State University
  • University of Alabama

Other Sporting Events

  • The Petit Le Mans @ Road Atlanta
  • U.S. Armed Forces Rugby Championship
  • The Atlanta Marathon

Parades

  • Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Greenville St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Hilton Head St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Atlanta Fourth of July Parade

Corporate & Conventions, etc.

  • The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden of Eden Ball
  • Brothers in Blue Bash
  • Keller Williams National Sales Convention
  • St. Andrew’s Society of Savannah Annual Banquet
  • Church Services ( Kirkin’ of the Tartan)
  • Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Opening Ceremony

College & University Commencements

  • Emory University
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Georgia State University

Concerts

  • Rod Stewart
  • Indigo Girls
  • Celtic Women U.S. Tour Opener
  • The Chieftains with The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Movies

  • Into the Wild (a major motion picture nominated for several Oscar Awards)