Interested in learning to play the bagpipes or drums?

No experience required! Lessons are free! If you are interested in learning to play bagpipes, you can purchase a starter kit here and bring it with you to our practice time.

MPB is also seeking experienced pipers and drummers.


Bethel Presbyterian Church

Practice is every Wednesday from 7 pm – 9 pm

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The Macdonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh, Inc. is one of the oldest active bands in the region. We are a not-for-profit organization [501 (c) (3)]. Our purpose is to further the Scottish arts by promoting the study and performance of its music. We are a modern, competitive pipe band with a keen eye towards the future but mindful of our forebears and the traditions that shaped us.

Do you need a pipe band for a special event in your life?

The Macdonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh is available for any event, as a band, a small group or on an individual basis. Having us at your event is sure to make it even more memorable!

For information about booking the band for an event, please contact our pipe major.

Friends of the Macdonald Pipe Band

We are looking for Greater Pittsburgh area people who are interested in helping the band in a variety of ways, including helping get the word out about our performances and special events such as the Burns Supper. We also are always seeking sponsors and fundraising opportunities. If you are interested in being our “friend,” please send an email to Pipe Major Betsy Bethel-McFarland at


Some upcoming events we will be performing at:

Duquesne PharmD Commencement
May 18, 2019
David Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Castle Shannon  Memorial Day Parade
May 27, 2019 @ 10 AM
Castle Shannon, Pa
400 Hoodridge Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Ohio Scottish Games
June 22, 2019
Lorain County Fairgrounds, Wellington, Ohio
Fairgrounds Rd, Wellington, OH 44090

Canonsburg July 4th Parade

Follansbee Community Days Parade

Ohio Township Community Day

Edinboro Highland Games

Ligonier Highland Games