Pipes & Drums
Caledonia and District Pipes & Drums
Pipe Major: Andrew Rice
Drum Major: Ken MacDonald
Pipe Sergeant: Steve Franks & James Williams
Drum Corporal: Mary Musson
Lead Tip: Vinnie Santo
Hometown: Haldimand County
About: The Caledonia & District Pipes and Drums are a street band that takes pride in its family-friendly culture that promotes the love of traditional Scottish Highland music. Band members are of all ages and experience levels. The Caledonia P&D was established in 2001 and has held strong throughout the years.
We primarily participate in summer parades and celebrations throughout Haldimand - Norfolk but can also be found annually at the Hamilton Labour Day Parade and will never miss the Remembrance Day ceremony hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion in Caledonia.
We always welcome new members and provide tutoring free of charge. Stop by the Grand Trunk Rail Station any Monday night to say hi and see what we’re about.
Grimsby Pipe Band
About: The Grimsby Pipe Band was formed in 1999 by a group of individuals who were fond of the music of the great highland bagpipe and drums. They met initially at St John’s Presbyterian Church and one of the pipers was the minister, the Rev Bob Doherty. They gradually attracted more pipers and drummers, both experienced and beginning, and, under the leadership of Gordon Scott, who had learned to play pipes in the Dofasco Pipe Band, began playing as the Grimsby Pipe Band.
The band marks the twentieth year in 2019. They play together throughout southern Ontario at community events and parades. Practices are held twice a week at John Knox Christian School in Vineland. The Pipe Major is Gordon Scott.
Halton Regional Police Service Pipes & Drums
Pipe Major: Michael Cuff
Drum Major: John Guy
Pipe Sergeant: Graeme Sutherland & Bill Bullen
Drum Sergeant: Ben Romit
About: The Halton Regional Police Service Pipes and Drums was formed in September 1987, resulting from a co-operative effort by members of the Halton community and members of the Halton Regional Police Service. Our primary function is to enhance the concept and spirit of community policing through the performance of Highland Bagpipe music at parades, charity and fundraising events, concerts, and a variety of police functions and ceremonies.
The Pipes & Drums represents the Chief of Police and the spirit of the Halton Regional Police Service, advancing the Service motto “Progress Through Participation”, and promotes the Service at community events both within and beyond the Region of Halton. The band is proud to wear the Chisholm clan tartan. The Chisholm family is recognized as the founding fathers of the Town of Oakville, one of the four municipalities within the region of Halton.
All members of the Pipes and Drums are volunteers and are either serving or retired police officers, civilian staff and members of the community. The Band today is under the direction of Pipe Major Michael Cuffe and Drum Major Special Constable John Guy, and appears by kind permission of Chief Stephen Tanner, Chief of the Halton Regional Police Service.
2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the Halton Regional Police Service Pipes & Drums. To mark this occasion, the Pipes & Drums toured the Islands of Bermuda in October that same year. During our visit, the Pipes & Drums performed at numerous events as part of the Bermuda Police Service’s Annual Police Week. Such events included an Audience with the Governor of Bermuda, a Tribute to Fallen Officers followed by a Sunset Ceremony, a Seniors’ Tea Party and the Gala Ball. The Pipes & Drums and the Halton Police Service were both proud and honoured to have shared this very noteworthy milestone with the Bermuda Police Service and the citizens of Bermuda.
Later this year, October 2019, the Pipes & Drums will be Guest Performers at the Hamburg Police Service, POLIZEI-SHOW, in Hamburg, Germany.
BRANTFORD PIPES & DRUMS
Pipe Major: Glen Jorgensen
Lead Tip: Molly Stamp
Treasurer (and piper): Rick Campbell
Equipment Manager (and piper): Ian Davidson
Secretary: Denise Rose
Tartan: Ramsay Blue
About: The Brantford Pipes and Drums is a non-profit organization that was established on September 14, 2003. They meet weekly at the Brantford Air Force Club where they practice together as a band and provide individual musical instruction. The Brantford Pipes and Drums supports the community of Brantford through multiple community engagements during the year including hosting the popular Scottish Village during the Brantford International Villages Festival which is held each year in July.
The Highland Dancers’ Association of Ontario
The Highland Dancers' Association of Ontario is a volunteer parent organization founded in 1949 to promote Highland Dance and Scottish culture and to improve the conditions for dancers at Highland games in Ontario. Today it continues as a volunteer parent association dedicated to the same goals.
They organise the Highland Dance competitions for many of the Ontario Highland Games including the Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games, the Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games, the Cambridge Scottish Festival, the Uxbridge Scottish Festival and the Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games.