Becoming a Band Member
Have you always had an interest in bagpipes or drumming? Are you already an accomplished piper and/or drummer? We would love to hear from you in either case. We are always looking for interested individuals to continue to join our ranks of musicians. You do not have to be Scottish or a police officer to be in the band; age, race, creed are not even a factor. As long as you can devote time to practice, go to practices and be brave enough to wear the kilt in public we want to hear from you.
From It's inception the MRPPD has focused on teaching and promoting Highland Culture. We teach a variety of levels from the absolute novice to accomplished musicians.
Band Practice night is actually band rehersal night. It is geared towards working collectively on ensamble and corps integration. Band practice is not normally used to teach students. Some of our more seasoned pippers and drummers offer private lessons for half hour and hourly fees.
If you would like to arrainge for lessons, please contact our Pipe Major, Gerry Dibble by email.
At this time we offer instruction in Great Highlands Bagpipes and Drumming. We do have members that play other Celtic insturments and may offer lessons in those areas.
For those interested in Drumming Instruction please contact Pete Walen.