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Grade III for 2015

City of Chattanooga Pipe Band has been upgraded to Grade III for the 2015 competition season! This is a direct result of winning every competition in 2014 and being awarded four “Above Grade Level” remarks.

We are excited about this opportunity to compete at the next level and look forward to continuing our bond with our Grade IV friends and building new friendly and collaborative friendships at the Grade III ranks.

The band is currently seeking interested pipers, snare drummers, tenor drummers and bass drummers who thrive on challenging themselves with a focus on musical excellence. Interested musicians of all abilities can contact PM Tom Arnold at PipeMajor@ChattanoogaPipeBand.org

The End of 2014

City of Chattanooga Pipe Band Stone Mountain Plaques
Three first place award plaques from Stone Mountain Highland Games.

Our competition season for 2014 is over, and what a year it was! For the first time in the band’s history, we won every competition, and received 4 Above Grade Level comments. This included winning the Stone Mountain Highland Games for an historic third straight time. No other band, regardless of grade level, has ever won Stone Mountain three times in a row. Video of these performances has been uploaded to Youtube and pictures have been posted to our Facebook page.

City of Chattanooga Pipe Band finished 2014 in fifth place out of 54 bands in the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA), and is the premier pipe band in Tennessee. Our reputation for excellence has drawn players from around the Southeast, who drive two hours or more each way on practice nights. These players come from such cities as Huntsville, Atlanta, and Birmingham. Their dedication and contribution has played a major part in the success of the band.