Taking guidance from the CDC, the Atlanta Pipe Band has suspended normal operations, but continues weekly rehearsals remotely via Zoom. More information
Celebrating our 50th Year
This year the Band is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Founded in November of 1970 by a group of local pipers and drummers, the Band has continued to be active in competition and performances throughout the Southeast. The Atlanta Pipe Band has been a pioneering Scottish cultural organization in Atlanta that provided inspiration and leadership for other local Scottish organizations that followed. Learn more about the Atlanta Pipe Band.
Pipe Major Graeme Smith
The Atlanta Pipe Band is happy to announce the election of Graeme Smith as the band’s pipe major at our 2019 AGM. Graeme brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position. Graeme has also served as pipe sergeant under our previous p/m John Recknagel.
Graeme began his piping career at the Queen Victoria School in Dunblane, Scotland under the tutelage of renowned P/M John M McKenzie of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Graeme has a deep family history of piping. His father Ian was a piper in the Scots Guards, his grandfather John “Jock” Smith was a piper in the Argylls from WWll onward and later became a pipe major in the regiment. Graeme’s uncle Roy Smith also a well known piper was a founder of the Denny and Dunipace Pipe Band in which Graeme also played. Graeme’s brothers Paul and Iain are also pipers and played in the Queen Victoria School PB.
APB 2020 Pipe Major's Appointments
Please join us in congratulating Patrick Osborne as Drum Sergeant, Bob Sloan as the Grade 4 Pipe Major, and Rob Rogers as Pipe Sergeant!
Announcing the APB Academy
The Atlanta Pipe Band is happy to announce the formation of the APB Academy - a unique student program for ages 8 and older. Learn the basics of Scottish piping and drumming from some of the best players in Atlanta.
If you or someone you know may be interested in being a part of this unique program, please contact our committee chair, Rusty Smith, for more information.
Weekly group lessons are offered free of charge which includes all music and equipment.