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.

Practice with Us


7pm – 9pm

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.

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 Dinner. We also are always seeking sponsors and fundraising opportunities. If you are interested please send an email to Pipe Major Sarah Giliberto at