The Greater Richmond Pipes & Drums was founded in 1996 in Richmond, Virginia. We have grown to become the largest competition and performance bagpipe and drum band in Central Virginia. We now comprise over 35 bagpipers and drummers from Richmond, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Norfolk & Williamsburg.
The band currently fields both Grade III and Grade V competition groups, participating in competitions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and has finished within the top 3 places at all competitions during the 2005 through 2012 seasons.
We provide tuition for beginner and advanced bagpipe and drum students alike, offering private lessons for beginning and intermediate students who are just starting. Many of our experienced pipers and drummers are involved in our highly successful tuition program, which has trained several of the most successful Grade II, III & IV competition pipers and drummers in the region.