The Paris Port Dover Pipe Band has been impressing audiences at local, national, and international parades, concerts, festivals, ceremonies, tattoos and competitions since 2000.
The band currently consists of three bands of varying skill levels that compete internationally as well as local events throughout the year. Members of the Paris Port Dover Pipe Band range in ability from beginner to advanced, but one thing that they all share is a passion for Scottish culture and music. They are proud ambassadors of Canada, the Province of Ontario, Brant County, and Norfolk County, and have a strong reputation for excellence locally, nationally, and internationally.
In 2005, members formed their first competitive band, and became North American Champions. They have performed all over the world, including in France, Greece, Scotland, and Switzerland. One of the Band’s most memorable performances were with the legendary Sir Paul McCartney, when they were asked to perform on stage with him in August 2010. McCartney was so impressed with their performance in 2010 that he personally requested their band to perform with him onstage in October 2015. Click here to watch a video of them performing with McCartney in 2015 on YouTube.
The Paris Port Dover Pipe Band provides instruction in Scottish music to all ages and abilities. They are always looking for new members, new places to perform, and new ways to expand their musical repertoire. Anyone who is interested in learning to play bagpipes, snare drum, bass or tenor drum can contact the band by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them any Wednesday night from 7-9pm for their Show Band practice, or Thursday night from 7-9pm for their grade 4 and 5 practices at their rehearsal space in St. George (34 Main Street).
On Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, the Paris Port Dover Pipe Band with Six Nations dancers Tribal Vision perform a spectacular show at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Brantford. Tickets for Pipe Up We’re Here are $42 and can be purchased at the Sanderson Centre Box Office, by phone at 1-800-265-0710, or online at www.sandersoncentre.ca.
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