For centuries, the Great Highland Bagpipe has been used to inspire and to entertain.
A lone piper playing a mournful lament or hymn augments a solemn event such as a funeral or memorial service, while the same pipe can produce a hornpipe or jig that makes the urge to dance irresistable at a party, wedding reception, or corporate event.
Regardless of whether your roots go back to the Highlands of Scotland, Southern Indiana Pipes and Drums can help make your next event a memorable occasion.
Southern Indiana Pipes and Drums emerged in 2005, as a band of Merry Pipers and Drummers from the scattered corners of Indiana (and beyond). One of the largest bagpipe bands in the region, our active membership includes over 30 individuals ranging in age from 7 to 78 and in experience from fresh beginner to competition grade piper.
We are a regimental (military style) band that includes members from Columbus, Bloomington, North Vernon and Greensburg Indiana.
The Band performs at a wide variety of functions and events as well as individually and as a custom sized group at private request.
Our members have a wide range of experience and backgrounds and our primary interest is to have fun sharing the music of the Great Highland Bagpipe among ourselves and with others. The band is open to anyone who is genuinely interested in learning and playing bagpipes and drums in a noncompetitive atmosphere.
We welcome new students from age 7 to infinity, for the Great Highland Bagpipes, Snare, Tenor or Bass drum. Students are taught the basics on a practice chanter or drum pad, and will progress onto the full size instruments as skills develop. Instruction is given by pipers and drummers in the band, who have many years of experience.