Support for the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band
Helping the band reach greater goals
The band is a 501(c)(3) certified organization. Donations are tax deductible.
Your support for our music and performances will be greatly appreciated. From time to time we seek sponsors to help support the band for some appearances in the community. If you are willing to help support the band financially, go to the Contact Us page and get in touch. Here are some facts to keep in mind:
- Band members are volunteers and give of their time for practice and performances.
- Band members are ambassadors for our community and for bagpipe music.
- Contributions help to pay for the cost of bagpipe reeds and other instrument needs, uniform items, travel expenses to some performances, and advanced musical training for the group.
- The Fort Vancouver Pipe Band received funding for a musical training workshop through a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Fort Vancouver Pipe Band is based in Vancouver, Washington state, outside Portland, Oregon. (That’s Vancouver, not B.C., Washington state, not D.C.) Founded in 2000, the band has endeavored to bring bagpipe music to Southwest Washington and throughout the Portland area.
When formed, the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band stated its mission to be: to promote the music, dancing, and the military traditions of Scottish and Irish culture, to preserve the memory of the Hudson’s Bay Company and those who contributed to the colorful history of Fort Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest.