About the Band

Founded in 1974 by Malcolm Williams, The City of Greenville Pipes & Drums represents our community and the state of South Carolina through frequent performances in parades, international festivals, and highland games throughout the Southeast as well as periodic national and international events

As a member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, the band competes regularly and has a highly successful history in competitions. The band currently fields competition bands at Grade levels IV and V.

Other historical highlights include performances at Walt Disney World, as a lead performance for Rod Stewart concerts and an appearance at the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville TN.

Formerly know as the Piedmont Highlanders and The Piedmont Pipes & Drums, the band adopted its current name, The City of Greenville Pipes & Drums, in 2005 as we seek to promote and advance the cultural history and diversity of the City of Greenville and Upstate South Carolina

The band maintains an active teaching program and always welcomes visits by alumni, persons interested in studying bagpipes or Scottish drumming, and anyone who enjoys listening to the uniquely enthralling sounds of Scottish Pipes and drums. See our Practice/Instruction page if you are interested in visiting us.

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