The Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes & Drums was formed in 1985 to promote the highest standards in both traditional and contemporary bagpipe and drum ensemble performance. Since then, the band has regularly participated in parades, concerts, and pipe band competitions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
The band wears the Ancient MacDonald tartan coupled with white police shirts, black tie, and black waist-cropped Naval mess jackets, in honor of the Naval heritage of Annapolis.The most distinct feature of our uniform is the cap badge representing a Maryland Blue Crab, a symbol of the Chesapeake Bay, the region that is home to our pipers and drummers.
The Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes & Drums is sponsored by the Robert Burns Society of Annapolis and is affiliated with the St. Andrew's Society of the Eastern Shore's Ellice McDonald Pipes & Drums (which means that we get together with the Eastern Shore folks and form one big band!)
Practice is held every Wednesday evening beginning at 6:45 pm in the Anne Arundel County Courthouse just off of Church Circle in Downtown Annapolis. We also offer piping and drumming instruction to beginners and welcome all newcomers. Please contact Robert Wallace if you’re interested in attending a practice or interested in learning the pipes or drums.
Upcoming Events (Members only)
New Band Set List (Members only)
To see a schedule of the band's events please select the Events tab above.
Individual Pipers and Drummers are also available. Please Email your request using this link.
Updated 17 November, 2013
Photo by Lisa McLeod 2013 Baltimore St. Patrick's Day parade
Practices: There will be no practice the day before Thanksgiving (November 27), Christmas Day (December 25), or New Year’s Day (January 1).