Anyone interested in learning to play the Great Highland Bagpipe, or learning Scottish Drumming is encouraged to come watch a rehearsal and see what it is all about. If you’re not interested in learning an instrument but just want to listen to the band, that’s fine too. Our rehearsals are open to the public and we encourage people to attend.
Rehearsals are held from 7:00-8:30pm on Thursday evenings at Northside Presbyterian Church; someone is usually there by 6:00pm. If you show up and find the front doors of the church locked, contact the Pipe Major to find out if we’re rehearsing and when.
Northside Presbyterian Church is located at 923 Mississippi Avenue next to Normal Park Elementary School in North Chattanooga.
While learning to play the bagpipes well is a difficult task, it is by no means impossible, especially for those who can play other instruments.
To help foster an interest and love for the music, Chattanooga Pipes & Drums offers bagpipe or highland drumming instruction to people of any skill level.
City of Chattanooga Pipe Band is currently a non-competing band having been a competition band meant for
those who have mastered the basic fundamentals of their instrument and have a good grasp of the Scottish idiom.
The band has some of the best musicians in the Southeast and takes the business of membership very seriously. This is a primary reason that we had been at the very top of our grade level in the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association for the better part of a
decade. We are currently rebuilding and will return to the top again!
If you have the drive and motivation to work hard and practice often, we would love have you as a member of the band.