Bagpipes

The bagpipe is one of the instruments contributing to our Highlander Band’s distinctive sound and has become a band trademark. It is of ancient origin; sculptures of it appear in Egyptian carvings that date from 1500 B.C.E. No doubt, its ancestor was the simple cane pipe to which a bag was added to enable the player to produce continuous music.

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The Highland bagpipe was originally a solo instrument, and every clan chief had his own hereditary piper. The Highland military regiments popularized it as a band instrument. Our Highlanders combine the uniqueness and beauty of bagpipe music with music from horns, woodwinds and drums.

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The Highlander Marching Band bagpipe corps leads the band onto the field in competition and performs as an independent ensemble at concerts.

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  1. As I get ready to attend my 50th high school reunion and as a member of the first pipe band at Governor Livingston, it is wonderful to see the tradition has continued. Susan Fulshaw Bays

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