The Band was formed under the direction of Pipe Major Russ Spaulding and a small group of pipers, most of whom had all been traveling to other cities in order to play in a pipe band. City of Chattanooga Pipe Band was a traditional “competition band”, meaning that the primary mission of the Band is to compete at the various highland games and competitions, representing Chattanooga and the surrounding area.
Still in the early stages in the long process of creating a lasting entity, the Band had placed first in several contests and made great progress towards its goals. Chattanooga Pipes & Drums Pipe Band is working hard to become one of the best pipe & drum bands in the Southeast.
The Band has a six-fold mission which emphasizes competing at highland games, training pipers and drummers, performing locally and regionally, educating young people in piping and drumming, entertaining and informing people regarding Celtic heritage, and fostering understanding of the Scottish Arts with an emphasis on piping and drumming.
After a year of being a non-competing band, the Band is now registered as a Grade 5 band member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA). The EUSPBA, as the governing body, defines and enforces the rules of competition, ranks individual players and bands, and provides judges for the events.
The Band is actively recruiting new members…We invite anyone interested to come and visit a practice session. Our current rehearsal location is Northside Presbyterian Church on Thursday nights, beginning at 7 p.m. Please email us for more information! The most current information is found on our Face Book page: FaceBook.com/ChattPipeBand.