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The Scottish bagpipe is a musical instrument that is central to Scottish culture and heritage. It consists of a bag made of animal skin, which is inflated by a bellows or by blowing air into it through a blowpipe. The bag is attached to three pipes: the chanter, which has finger holes and produces the melody; and two drones, which produce a continuous tone. The bagpipes are often played at important Scottish events such as weddings, funerals, and military ceremonies.


Drumming is also an important part of Scottish music, often played in combination with the bagpipes. Scottish drumming is known for its intricate rhythms and dynamic sound. The traditional Scottish drum is the snare drum, which is played with a pair of sticks and has a bright, sharp sound. Bass drums and tenor drums are also commonly used in Scottish drumming.

In Scottish pipe bands, the bagpipes and drums are played together to create a powerful and stirring sound. Pipe bands typically consist of a number of pipers and drummers, and often perform at parades, competitions, and other events. Scottish pipe bands have a long history, dating back to the 19th century, and continue to be an important part of Scottish culture today.


We’re excited to announce our Piping and Drumming Competitions! Follow the link below to register. Questions or for more information contact Tammy Larimore at


Event Grade 5 MSM
Event Grade 5 QMM

Event Grade 4 TLM
Event Grade 4 MSR

Event Grade 3 TLM
Event Grade 3 MSR


Event Grade 5 Practice Chanter

Event Grade 4 Piobaireachd
Event Grade 4 2/4 March
Event Grade 4 Slow March

Event Grade 3 Piobaireachd
Event Grade 3 2/4 March
Event Grade 3 Strathspey & Reel

Event Grade 2 Piobaireachd Event
Event Grade 2 MSR Event
Event Grade 2 Hornpipe & Jig

Event Grade 1 Piobaireachd
Event Grade 1 MSR
Event Grade 1 Hornpipe & Jig

Event Open Piobaireachd
Event Open MSR
Event Open Hornpipe & Jig



Grade 4 2/4 March
Grade 4 6/8 March

Grade 3 2/4 March
Grade 3 6/8 March
Grade 3 Strathspey & Reel

Grade 2 MSR
Grade 2 Hornpipe & Jig


Novice 2/4 March
Novice 6/8 March

Intermediate MSR


Novice – March
Intermediate – MSR


Event Grade 5 MSM
Event Grade 5 QMM

Event Grade 4 TLM
Event Grade 4 MSR

Event Grade 3 TLM
Event Grade 3 MSR

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