• Greater Richmond Pipes & Drums
    Virginia's Largest Bagpipe & Drum Band
    Established 1996
  • Group & Private Lessons
    Teaching Bagpipe & Drum Students of All Ages
    and All Skill Levels Since 1996
  • Grade IV & Grade V Competition Teams
    Competing Throughout the Eastern United States (EUSPBA)
    Undefeated 2019 EUSPBA Grade IV Champions

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 Virginia. We are comprised of over 50 bagpipers and drummers from Richmond, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Roanoke & Williamsburg.

The Greater Richmond Pipes & Drums is a member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA), which sanctions individual and band competitions from Maine to Texas. It is one of the largest bagpipe band associations in the world.


Band Competition & Events Calendar (2023/2024 Season)

Saturday, February 4, 2023 @ 9:00am
Band Anchor Practice
Richmond, VA Meeting Today
Sunday, March 5, 2023 @ 10:00am
Annapolis Parade
Annapolis, MD Performance 29 days
Thursday, March 16, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Otooles Irish Wake (O'Tooles, Forest Hill Ave)
Richmond Performance 40 days
Friday, March 17, 2023 @ 10:30am
Saint Patrick's Day Performances
Richmond, VA Performance 41 days
Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 9:00am
Annual Church Hill Irish Festival
Richmond, VA Performance 49 days
Sunday, March 26, 2023 @ 9:00am
Annual Church Hill Irish Festival
Richmond, VA Performance 50 days
Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 9:00am
Huntersville, NC Competition 70 days
Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 8:00am
COMPETITON: Southern Maryland
St. Leonard, MD Competition 84 days
Saturday, May 6, 2023 @ 9:00am
Montpelier Celtic Festival
Montpelier, VA Performance 91 days
Saturday, May 20, 2023 @ 8:00am
Elkton, MD Competition 105 days
Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 9:00am
COMPETITION: Richmond Celtic Festival
Richmond, VA Competition 273 days
Our goal is to promote Scottish culture and music in the Mid-Atlantic region, and to attract and teach the highest caliber Pipers and Drummers in Central Virginia. In addition, we are committed to excellence in competition, performance and providing low cost lessons to learn the bagpipes and drums.   And above all else, we have fun!