Under The Kilt

Our News

This page shows a more intimate view of the band. We have news and information here about the general workings of the band and the upcoming events. We hope that you enjoy what this has to offer. Oh and you'll have to come up with your own answer for that burning question.

More events will be listed as we finalize our new seasons calendar, stay tuned for the changes. All times, dates and links are as accurate as possible, if any errors are located please let us know so that we can make the appropriate changes, Thank you.

Michigan Irish Music Fest wrap up.


The 2017 Michigan Irish Music Fest is now just fond memories. Thank you band members. You put on a great show!

Thank you to everyone who came out. The band was humbled be able to play for an enthuastic, overflow crowd of music lovers.

The Ardan Irish Dancers did a spectacular job. Thank you ladies for all of your hard work.

Thank you to Alister, our MC extraodinaire. He was spot on as usual.

Finally a thank you to all the people who support us behind the scenes including friends, significant others, spouses, and volunteers. Without the often quiet acheivments and support of these people, the band would not be the same.

More pictures and video of the Opening day are on the 2017 Gallery Page.

We found a diplomat enjoying a pint!


We bumped into a representative of the Kalamazoo Irish Festival enjoying a wee pint on Saturday.

Ms Shannon Kelly was on hand to promote the annual event held in June of each year in Kalamazoo. This was the festival's 17th year.

The fest featured some great entertainment this year.

Road trip anyone?



Opening Day Michigan Irish Music Fest!


Irish Fest is underway!

Saturday the 16th, MRPPD will escort the Highland Games athletes onto the field and will perform on the Galway Stage at 5:00 PM.

More pictures and video of the Opening day are on the 2017 Gallery Page.

The Big day is almost here!


MRPPD is getting ready for Michigan Irish Music Fest September 14th-17th.

MRPPD held it's final rehersal for the big show on the 16th.

MRPPD will be playing at the 5:00 PM opening of the gates on Friday the 15th.

Saturday the 16th, MRPPD will escort the Highland Games atheletes onto the field and will perform on the Galway Stage at 5:00 PM.

More pictures of the practice session are on the 2017 Gallery Page.

Happy Birthday America!!!


MRPPD hopes everyone has a safe, fun holiday.

Have you ever wondered if the National Anthem could be played on bagpipes? Click on the link below and wonder no more.

Patriotic Pipes

MRPPD gearing up for Michigan Irish Music Festival


MRPPD will be performing in the Sparta Celtic Festival.

Liam Leprechaun sent us this link of MRPPD members warming up for the 2016 parade.

The Sparta Celtic Festival is a FREE, FAMILY FRIENDLY event focused on the expression of Celtic heritage. Located in Roger’s Park in Sparta Michigan. The festival offers three stages filled with music and dancing, food, merchants with a Celtic focus, Highland Games, historical encampments, Scottish clans and more.

The Sparta Celtic Festival is scheduled for August 11th - 12th and is located in Downtown Sparta Michigan in and around Roger’s Park 72 N. Union, Sparta MI 49345.

MRPPD gearing up for Michigan Irish Music Festival


MRPPD is getting ready to perform at the 18th annual Michigan Irish Music Festival September 14th-17th.

The Irish Festival is a four day event celebrating Irish culture with many great musical acts. The MRPPD is proud to be invited to participate in this annual event held at Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI.

2017 Chapman Award Winners



Congratulations to MRPPD for reciving the Chapman Award for Best Parade Band again this year.

The Alma Highland Festival is an annual weekend of Highland dancing, bagpipe comptitions, athletic events and camaraderie.

Once again congratulations to the MRPPD for winning the best parade band award two years in a row!


MRPPD headed to WasHington DC


MRPPD has recived an invitation to play at the 2017 Police Memorial Week in Washingto DC May 12th through the 15th. MRPPD is extremly honored to be offered to participate in this event.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.







Upcoming Events

  • TBD WZZM 13 Morning Show appearance