• 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 40 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 (2024/2025 Season)

Thursday, July 4, 2024 @ 9:00am
Brandermill July 4th Parade
Midlothian, VA Performance 21 days
Saturday, August 31, 2024 @ 9:00am
COMPETITION: Virginia Scottish Games  DETAILS
The Plains, VA Competition 79 days
Saturday, October 5, 2024 @ 8:00am
COMPETITION: Scotland County Highland Games  DETAILS
Laurinburg, NC Competition 114 days
Friday, December 6, 2024 @ 6:45pm
Church Hill Candlelight Walk
Richmond, VA Performance 176 days
Sunday, March 16, 2025 @ 7:00pm
Otooles Irish Wake (O'Tooles, Forest Hill Ave)
Richmond Performance 276 days
Monday, March 17, 2025 @ 10:30am
Saint Patrick's Day Performances
Richmond, VA Performance 277 days
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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!