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Playing traditional and contemporary bagpipe music from Scotland and beyond.

Music & Tradition

The Pipe Band is home to some of the nation's most experienced pipers and drummers, and invites those interested in tuition.

Since 1914

With 100 years of rich history, our band is one of the nation's oldest in continuous operation.

Scenes from St. Patrick’s

By Jake in : Band's life, Gig // Mar 24 2014
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Scenes from St. Patrick’s

The band has spent most of the weekends in March performing in St. Patrick’s Day parades throughout Connecticut. From the pleasant, nearly 60-degree weather in Hartford early in the month, to the chilly just-above-freezing weather yesterday in Danbury, the band took to the streets. We’ll finish off March with a full-day band rehearsal on Sunday […]

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The 77th Annual Manchester Road Race

By Jake in : Band's life, Gig // Nov 28 2013
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The 77th Annual Manchester Road Race

The band ventured out into the cold on Thanksgiving Morning to entertain the over 15,000 participants in the Manchester Road Race. It has been a Manchester Pipe Band tradition to play along the route, as long-time piper Roger Ritchie put it “for at least 35 years.” However, ours isn’t the longest tradition at the race, […]

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Wes Cole Appointed Lead Drummer

By Jake in : Competition // Oct 31 2013
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Wes Cole Appointed Lead Drummer

The end of the competition season always marks the start of the band’s preparation season for next year. More is changing this year than just the music: we are proud to announce that Wes Cole is joining as our Leading Drummer effective immediately. Wes, a former member of the Oran Mor Pipe Band of Albany, New York, and […]

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Grade 3 Medley Winners at Hunter Mountain

By Dan MacRae in : Competition // Aug 20 2012
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Grade 3 Medley Winners at Hunter Mountain

Great news! Great times were had and old friendships reinvigorated at this weekend’s highland games at Hunter Mountain. The weather was terrific with temperatures in the low 70′s. The games were held at picturesque Hunter Mountain in New York’s beautiful Catskills. This was Manchester’s fourth competition this year and our first serious competition that we […]

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2012 First Contest in Rhode Island

By jared in : Competition // Jun 16 2012
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2012 First Contest in Rhode Island

Good times were had by all last weekend as Manchester kicked off its 2012 competition season at the Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival. Held June 9th at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Richmond, RI MPB was the only band entered in the G3 contest. Rain threatened all morning but by mid afternoon the sun broke […]

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