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The Macdonald Pipe Band is always looking to grow its membership.  We offer top notch instruction from highly qualified teachers for those interested in learning or who wish to further their craft.

Each year, we march in several local and regional 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.

Any person, regardless of race, creed, orientation, or national origin is eligible for membership in our band.

Prospective members are encouraged to attend band rehearsals. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday night from 7 pm – 9 pm at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102


For information about joining the band, contact our pipe major.