Grade 5 after placing 2nd at the Wisconsin Highland Games

Congratulations to Ben Mathers '17 for receiving the Tobin-Smith Award for piping this year. 

The Macalester College Pipe Band is comprised of students, faculty, alumni, and community members, who are all dedicated to playing the bagpipes and drums at the highest level.

From concerts to competitions to parades and celebrations, the Macalester College Pipe Band prides itself on putting on a high quality, entertaining performance that will spark your Celtic spirit and leave you wanting more. The band partners with highland dancers and other special guests to bring you the best in traditional and contemporary Celtic music and dance.

Upcoming Events

Fall Concert

Saturday October 21st
Mairs Concert Hall  Macalester College

Our Fall Concert this year is free to all! 

It will feature our grade 3 and grade 5 competition bands, as well as more trios and solos than ever before!

Our drummers have a new drum salute, we'll have highland dancers, and a special performance of Journey to Skye. 

Contact Us

Michael Breidenbach
Director of Piping

For information about:

  • event details
  • hiring the band or a solo piper
  • learning the pipes or the drums
  • joining the band