Join the Band (Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums)

The Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums (ASPD) is a “street” (non competition) band .  The band as a whole is currently playing in a grade 5-4 range, and the pipe section in a 4-3 range.  All pipers and drummers are welcome to join us.  We are also looking for Brass and Reed players to augment us.

The band is designed to have two levels – parade band and performance band.  At this time all members are in both levels.  The parade band plays Massed Band tunes and similar level marches as well as a couple of slow aires/marches.  The performance band adds March-Strathspey-Reel medleys, as well as Jig Sets and Hornpipe sets to the mix.

For 2024, the Full Band practices Sunday afternoons.  We adjust our schedule depending on member availability.

Occasionally we hold an extra full band practice the Thursday or Friday evening or Saturday afternoon before a parade/performance as needed.

In addition, we have a sub-band inspired by the Red Hot Chili Pipers that we are calling “Bagpipe Rock”.

Join us by emailing us at or phone/SMS +1-587-600-9401.

Note: Membership in the Airdrie Gaelic Society is automatic with joining the band.