The Macdonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh, Inc. is one of the oldest active bands in the region. We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization whose purpose is to further the Scottish arts by promoting the study and performance of its music. We are a modern, competitive, family-friendly pipe band with a keen eye towards the future but mindful of our forebears and the traditions that shaped us.

Join us!

We rehearse on most Wednesdays

7 pm – 9 pm

Bethel Presbyterian Church
2999 Bethel Church Rd
Bethel Park, PA 15102

Note for beginners: The band recommends Gibson Extra Long practice chanters and drum sticks and pads. Pipers can also purchase a beginners kit.

Hire us to bring the heraldry of the pipes and drums to your event

The Macdonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh is available for any type of event — such as, parades, festivals, cultural celebrations, commencement ceremonies, historical events, educational programs and more. Hire us to ensure your event is valuable and memorable to your audience!

For booking information, 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 our annual Burns Night. We also are always seeking sponsors and fundraising opportunities. If you are interested please send an email to Pipe Major Betsy Bethel-McFarland at