Start a new Pipe Band
We love Scottish music, and if you've clicked to check out our campaign, we hope you do too!
We are a group of 14 (and growing) pipers and drummers in Victoria, BC looking to start a new pipe and drum band. We are different from most other bands on Vancouver Island in that we want to focus on competitive playing instead of more traditional marches and performance tunes. This will be Victoria's first competition-focussed pipe band in many years.
We are looking for support to help us get started. After all, piping and drumming in pants is just plain weird. And our drummers currently have to 'air drum' as we are working to purchase that equipment.
Your support will help us to buy drums and their harnesses and cases, with any funds left over used to procure kilts and highland dress accessories for our band. We are planning to debut this summer for short community performances with a full season in 2016.
Thanks for stopping by. We will be updating this page with more pictures and video soon, so please check us out again!!
A big thank you to all of the amazing donors and supporters thus far! We are working hard to put together our new band and have several upcoming performances and fundraisers to continue to get the drums, uniforms and piping equipment we need. We are making great progress and will be winding down our gofundme campaign shortly.
Please don't hesitate to visit us online or on Facebook at Vancouver Island Caledonia pipe band!!
A big thank you to 2422 Army Cadet Corps in Nanaimo for donating a bass drum for our band!!
Details, including dates and locations, will be coming soon!!