Become a Member

The Atlanta Pipe Band competes in grades 3 and 4 and is always seeking experienced players to join these competitive units. We also offer the APB Academy where beginner players can learn the basics of Scottish piping and drumming from experienced players and one day–hopefully–join one of our competitive bands.


Who We Are

The Atlanta Pipe Band is an organization dedicated to the preservation and development of traditional Scottish music through education, competition, and performance.

Meet the Leaders

John Recknagel

Pipe Major, Gr.3

Jason O’Donnell

Lead Drummer, Gr.4

Bob Sloan

Pipe Major, Gr.4

Patrick Osborne

Lead Drummer, Gr.3

APB Academy

Interested in learning an instrument? The APB Academy offers tailored instruction to aspiring musicians.

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The bagpipes are the melodic heart of a pipe band. If you have experience playing the pipes and have an interest in joining the corps, we’d love to hear from you.

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The drums bring dynamics and drive to the band. If you’re a drummer and have an interest in joining the corps, click below.

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I have been a member of the Atlanta Pipe Band for eight years now.  I really love playing with the band and the camaraderie amongst members.  Everyone does their part and pitches in when needed.  The band is active in the community with professional performances as well as supporting charities.  We go to various games throughout the competition year and always have a good time together when the work is finished.  There’s always someone with more experience ready to help if you are having difficulties with your instrument.  We enjoy many opportunities for social interaction as well.

Todd Cento

One thing I really missed when I retired from the U.S. Air Force and
careers was the camaraderie that comes with that calling. I have to say
that I got that camaraderie back in spades when I found piping and the
pipe band life, especially with the Atlanta Pipe Band where we work
together to put on a great performance and have some fun as well.
One of the greatest
pleasures in life is to compete with the band and do it well. Winning on
the day rocks!


Ben Beeson

Visit a Practice

We welcome players at all levels to join us at rehearsal to experience first-hand what we do. We rehearse at Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Northeast Atlanta from 7:30 – 9:30pm every Thursday night.


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