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Get Some Tape On That Pipe Chanter

One of the basic bagpipe maintenance tasks is putting and maintaining fresh tape on your pipe chanter, so that individual notes can be tuned. Of course, you don’t want it to slide around while you’re playing, so choosing the best…

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Thank You for a Successful Fundraiser!

Thank You for a Successful Fundraiser!

Thank you, wholeheartedly, to all of our supporters!! We had a successful fundraiser to kick off 2022, and it was a fun time!

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Raffle Tickets for Sale!

Raffle Tickets for Sale!

Please support our band and buy raffle tickets! Read all about it HERE.

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3rd Place in Online Comp

3rd Place in Online Comp

Together with our partners in the Chicago Highlanders Pipes and Drums, playing our best on camera was a great exercise and earned us a 3rd place for band ensemble in the BagpipeLessons.com Fall 2021 World Online Piping & Drumming Championships!…

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2021 –> 2022 Promotions

2021 –> 2022 Promotions

Lillian is moving up to Grade 3 solo piper from Grade 4 Senior! Lillian started as a newbie with DSPB in 2017. Competition was never in her mind for learning to play the bagpipes, but she says she has decided…

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Alliance PB takes 3rd!

Alliance PB takes 3rd!

At last! Our first live competition in 2 years! It was truly wonderful to see and hear all the bands after two piping seasons of disappointing cancellations! Together with our friends in Chicago Highlanders Pipes and Drums, our Alliance Pipe…

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Updates on Waukesha 2021

Updates on Waukesha 2021

UPDATE (AUGUST 25th): A substitute Pipes and Drums Contest has been arranged on September 4th by our Pipe Band Association! We will be competing as The Alliance Band. It will be at St. John Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield WI. …

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Ambition to Join the Coast Guard Pipe Band

Ambition to Join the Coast Guard Pipe Band

Lacee earned herself TWO kilts this year: one with DSPB and another with the Coast Guard Pipe Band! In celebration of her first year participating this weekend in the US Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven, MI, here is Lacee’s…

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Seated Medley

Seated Medley

When somebody asked at an Alliance Pipe Band rehearsal if you could play the pipes sitting down, Wes, our pipe major, pulled up a chair and started playing the medley. Two other pipers joined in. Next thing you know, all…

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Alliance Pipe Band Debuts at Waukesha 2018

Just 9 weeks before the 2018 Waukesha competition, our band (Dundee Scottish) joined forces with the Chicago Highlanders, and together, we learned an MSR for Grade 4 competition. We didn’t know what would happen, we all just wanted to be…

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