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The Fort Wayne Scottish Pipes and Drums is a competition bagpipe and drum band based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. By drawing on the knowledge and talents of our members we are able to share the music and culture of Scotland with the people of our community. Whether you are an avid piper or drummer or just a casual passerby, the Fort Wayne Scottish Pipes and Drums welcomes you!


Lesson and practice schedules have resumed

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 2023 Schedule

Thursdays from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm: Practice at Jacob's Well Church located at 10707 Coldwater Rd. in Fort Wayne


Michigan City Parade

Michigan City, Indiana

Saturday, March 11, 2:00 P.M.

Cronninger School

Fort Wayne

Thursday, March 16

2:15 P.M.

St. Patrick's Day

Mini parade & twenty-minute concert following at Deer Park Pub in

Ft. Wayne 5:30 P.M. 

Mini band at Laycoff's Tavern in

Ft. Wayne, 6:45 P.M.

30-minute set at Mitchell's Sports Bar in Ft. Wayne at 9:00 P.M.

Friday, March 17th

Canterbury Graduation

 Fort Wayne, IN.

Friday, June 2nd


Peony Parade

Van Wert, Ohio

Saturday, June 3rd


Promenade Park, Fort Wayne

Tuesday, June 6th

5:00 P.M.

Patriotic Parade 

Michigan City, Indiana

July 1st

Do-Dah Parade

Winona Lake, IN.

Tuesday, July 4th, Noon

Saline Celtic Festival

Saline, Michigan

July 8th

International Village

Three Rivers Festival at

the Freimann Square

parking lot in Fort Wayne

Friday, July 14th 

Detroit Highland Games

Livonia, MI.

Saturday, August 5th 


James Cultural Plaza

Auburn, Indiana

Thursday, August 17th

7:00 p.m.

Taste of the Arts

Fort Wayne, IN.

Saturday, August 26th

Columbus Scottish Festival

 Columbus, IN.

Saturday, September 9th


Johnny Appleseed Festival

 Fort Wayne, IN

Sat./Sun. September 16th & 17th


Decatur Highland Games

Decatur IN. 

Saturday, October 7th


Scottish Bagpiper from Above in Kilt and
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       The Fort Wayne Scottish Pipes and Drums was founded in 1986 to promote Scottish heritage and the Great Highland Bagpipe in Northeast Indiana. The band performs at different parades and Highland Games throughout the midwest. We are always looking for new members and offer free lessons to anyone wanting to learn the pipes or drums.


     The Great Highland Bagpipe (Gaelic : A' Phìob Mhòr) is probably the best-known variety of bagpipe. Abbreviated GHB, and commonly referred to simply as "the pipes", they have historically taken numerous forms in Ireland, England and Scotland.


      A modern set has a bag, a chanter, a blowpipe, two tenor drones, and one bass drone. The scale on the chanter is in Mixolydian mode with a flattened 7th or leading tone. It has a range from one whole tone lower than the tonic to one octave above it (in piper's parlance: Low G, Low A, B, C, D, E, F, High G, and High A; the C and F could or should be called sharp but this is always omitted). Although less so now, depending on the tuning of the player, certain notes are tuned slightly off of just intonation (for example,the D could be tuned slightly sharp for sound effects), but again, today the notes of the chanter are usually tuned in just intonation to the Mixolydian scale with a flattened 7th. The two tenor drones are an octave below the keynote (Low A) of the chanter) and the bass drone two octaves below.


     This "A" of the GHB is actually slightly sharper than B-flat, around 480 Hz, and within the realm of competitive pipe bands, seems to get slightly sharper each year. In the 1990s, there were a few new developments, namely, reliable synthetic drone reeds, and synthetic bags that deal with moisture arguably better than hide or older synthetic bags.

For more info on the Bagpipe go to History of GHB

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