About the Band
Greater Richmond Pipes & Drums
Central Virginia's Largest Bagpipe & Drum Band Since 1996!Find out More
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 are comprised of over 50 bagpipers and drummers from Richmond, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Roanoke & Williamsburg.
Our goal is to promote Scottish culture and music in the Mid-Atlantic region, and to attract and retain the highest caliber Pipers and Drummers in Central Virginia.
In addition, we are committed to excellence in competition, performance and providing low cost lessons for the bagpipes and drums.
Above all else, we have fun!
Practice Times & Locations
Due to Covid-19, we are not having regular in-person indoor practices. Please be sure to contact us if you would like more information about our weekly outdoor and online practices that are still being held.
If you would like to attend a rehearsal, or sign up for our Group Beginner Lessons, please email the Band Manager prior to coming so we can expect you. You are more than welcome to come and listen and meet the band. More information is available about our Beginner Group Lessons HERE.
Our Grade V, Grade IV, and Beginner Group Classes meet weekly. Our practice times/locations are:
Private & Beginner Group Lessons Available
We provide affordable private lessons for beginners and advanced bagpipe and drum students alike. The Greater Richmond Pipes & Drums also provides affordable Beginner Group Bagpipe & Drum Lessons. Our Weekly Beginner Group Curriculum is a great place for students to start out, learn from our experienced instructors, and to practice with and learn from each other. It's also a great place to make friends and to meet others with similar interests.
Our experienced instructors have trained several of the most successful Grade II, III & IV competition pipers and drummers in the region.
Competitions & Performances
We play between 15-20 performances each year, including competitions, parades and festivals across the Mid-Atlantic region. We are one of the most successful Grade IV and Grade V competition bands in the E.U.S.P.B.A. (The Eastern United States Pipe Band Association).
Interested in Joining the Band?
Please contact us or refer to the FAQ section of our website. That page will provide you with the information you need.