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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 Band was happy to compete, have fun and take 3rd place in Grade 4! In solo competitions, our Grade 4…

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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.  The exact address is: 1101 Genesee Street Delafield, WI. The Solo Contests for piping will start at 8:30 and the…

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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 pipe band story: I’ve always loved the bagpipes, but never dreamed that I would ever get to play them myself….

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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 the pipers were sitting in a circle. The drummers played alongside. Yes. You can play the pipes sitting down.

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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 able to play in the circle at the Highland Games. It was at a point in time for both bands…

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The DSPB Tartan

The band wears the Dundee Scottish Pipe Band tartan with pride. Who designed this tartan? Wes’s mom, Faye, found this scarf at one of the Waukesha Games, and the ideas flowed from there. —–> Check out the official tartan registry: Tartan Details – The Scottish Register of Tartans

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Old News

Check out some of the old news from the beginnings of our band.

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