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Macalester's Pipe Band

Scotland: World Pipe Band Championships

August 16-17, 2024

Celebrate Macalester’s Sesquicentennial in Scotland!

Do you want to plan your own trip to Scotland but still join in some of the Macalester events? Include in your travel plans the World Pipe Band Championships, where Macalester’s President Suzanne M. Rivera will join to celebrate and cheer on our Scots. We are planning an event for all Alumni and friends in the Glasgow the night before Macalester’s Pipe Band competes. In addition, we will group together at the World Pipe Band Championships to cheer them on.

Reserve your space online | Contact Alumni Engagement for more information


Friday, August 16: Reception with the Macalester Pipe Band, Alumni, and Friends, Cost $15

Saturday, August 17: Glasgow: World Pipe Band Championships, purchase Pipe Band Championship tickets on your own

Pipe Major:

Mike Breidenbach ’96

Mike Breidenbach ’96 is the Director of Piping at Macalester College and is the Pipe Major of their Grade 3 and grade 5 competition bands. He has been a full time bagpipe teacher and performer since 1999. He began learning at Macalester College in 1992 under the tuition of Andrew Hoag. Later he studied with Donald Lindsay, Jim MacGillivray, and the late Lindsay Kirkwood.

In 1997 and 1998 he was awarded Champion Supreme by the Midwest Pipe Band Association in Grade 2 as a soloist.

Mike has tunes published in The Winnipeg Collection Volume 2, Boney Music Volume 1, and Gail Brown’s Instruction Book.

Additional Information

We are still finalizing details for this events including time and location. To indicate your interest in joining please complete this short interest form.

Celebrate 150 years with Macalester in Scotland!