About the band
Performances and training
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.
It is the goal of the bagpipers and drummers of the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band in Vancouver to promote Scottish pipe band music and Celtic culture through public and private performances. Band members are also committed to providing the opportunity for others to study the playing of the Great Highland Bagpipes and Scottish pipe band drumming.
The Fort Vancouver Pipe Band has played in parades, at Highland games, at concerts, and for many types of special events. Individual pipers or the full band have been hired for funerals and weddings by arrangement. If you would like to book the band or a piper for your event, contact our event coordinator. You can do that through the contact page, or by emailing direct to firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know if you’d like a return phone call or email.
If you want to find out more about our music, and listen to some past video clips, go to the Music page on this site.