About Us

About Us

There is nothing more stirring than the skirl of the Great Highland Bagpipe and the call of the Drums!

Make your event very special by booking the City of Exeter Pipes and Drums, or perhaps a mini-band for a smaller event. The size of the band can be tailored to suit your requirements. For events such as a wedding or funeral we can supply a solo piper.

For all these events our band will turn out in No 2 dress, which comprises of: glengarry, white shirt with band tie, black jacket and waistcoat, Robertson tartan kilt, kilt belt, dress sporran, dark blue hose, red flashes and black leather brogues.

Founded in 1973 the band is proud to be the only pipe band officially entitled to bear the Coat of Arms of the City of Exeter.

In 2014 we had the honour of leading the band at the Menin Gate Ceremony in Ypres together with the Devon Fire and Rescue Service Ceremonial unit. In 2017 under the leadership of our present Pipe Major R.M.Hay the band represented Great Britain at the Bremen Music Festival in Germany.

We regularly play at the Devon County Show, the Mid Devon Show, Village Carnivals in Devon and Armed Forces Day, St George’s Day and Remembrance Sunday Parades. We also take part in the Bideford Massed Band Festival once a year in September. A small group within the band compete at indoor competitions at Grade 4 level.

Pipers and Drummers of whatever standard are always welcome to join us and practise nights, generally Wednesdays from 7- 9.30 p.m. at Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Clyst St George, Exeter. EX3 0NW. Please check first with Pipe Major R.M.Hay on 01626 867298.

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