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.

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.


August Events

  • 23rd: Band Practice 19:00
    Students meet earlier by appointment
    Westwood Church

  • 29th: Band Practice 19:00
    Students meet earlier by appointment
    St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
  • 30th: Band Practice 19:00
    Students meet earlier by appointment
    Westwood Church

  • Upcoming Events

    • Sept 1st Kenowa Hills and Greenville FB game in Greenville. Military, Blue Star Mothers.