The Worcester Kiltie Pipe Band is a 501(c)3 nonprofit musical organization based in Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1916, the band is one of the oldest Pipe Bands in the US. Currently under the direction of Pipe Major David Methven and Drum Sergeant Colum Lundt, the band performs throughout New England, Canada and Scotland. The band wears the Royal Scott tartan.
As a musical entity, the band’s goals are threefold, each holding equal importance. First, we constantly strive for musical excellence. A major component toward that end is fielding a competition band. History has taught us that the intense preparation needed to successfully compete is by far the most efficient way to improve one's abilities. We plan to field a Grade III and Grade IV competition bands in the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) and our aim is the Grade 1 finals at the Worlds Pipe Band Championship.
Secondly, we endeavor to be an active participant in the community. We are involved with many different organizations throughout the Worcester County area, from parades and concerts to memorials and funerals. We also are a teaching organization. We provide professional instruction to individuals interested in the Bagpipes, Drums as well as drum major instruction. If you hear the pipes in the Worcester area, it is probably from someone who has been taught or influenced by The Worcester Kiltie Band. Current and past members of the band are instructors for a number of local parade bands.
Finally, we are a social organization. We take our music very seriously, but we also make a concerted effort to incorporate all of these ingredients to make an organization that everyone can enjoy and look forward to being involved with. In fact, many of our members enjoy a libation together at The Fiddler’s Green, our host after a solid rehearsal.
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