The Macdonald Pipe Band is a Scottish Pipe Band in the tradition of the pipe bands of the Highland Regiments of the British Army.
Each year, we march in several local parades, including the Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Memorial Day Parade in Castle Shannon, Canonsburg's Fourth of July Parade, and the Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade.
In addition to parades, we perform in numerous show around the area. We also travel around the Eastern United States competing at various Highland games and Celtic festivals, culminating at the Ligonier Highland Games, held at the band's birthplace, Idlewild Park, Pa.
The Macdonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization [501 (c) (3)]. Our purpose is to further Scottish traditions by promoting the study and performance of Scottish Pipe Band Music.
Any person, regardless of race, creed or national origin, is eligible for membership in our band.
Prospective members are encouraged to attend band rehearsals. Rehersals are held every Wednesday night from 7 pm - 9 pm at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, PA.