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Updated September 8, 2015

Upcoming Events

Open House

Tuesday, September 15.
All are invited to enjoy an informal concert by the Smiths Falls Gordon Pipe Band. Band members will also be on hand to answer question about learning to play the pipes and drums.

About Us

The Smiths Falls Gordon Pipe & Drum Band was formed in 1996 under the direction of Mel Rodgers and Bill Orr.  We wear the Ancient Gordon tartan. The band's emblem, which is emblazoned on the bass drum, incorporates the Stag's Head from the Clan Gordon Coat of Arms and the Waterfall Logo from the Township of Smiths Falls. The colours are from the Gordon Tartan: green, blue, gold and black.

The Pipe Major is Steve Brooke and has lead the band since 2002. The Pipe Sergeant is Callum Gauthier, the Drum Major is Wayne Adams and the Drum Sergeant is Sheila Cornelisse. Our band is a strong community organization with a focus on fun, camaraderie and quality of performance.  The band performs at competitions and parades throughout Eastern Ontario  We are a not-for-profit organization and do not have any sponsors. All band members donate their time. Money earned from our performances is invested back into the band to buy uniforms and supplies.

In the summer of 2008, the Smiths Falls Gordon Pipe Band received a grant from the Trillium Foundation of Ontario to purchase uniform items and instruments.

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Highland on the Rideau

Each June, the Band hosts the annual "Highland on the Rideau" pipe, drum and band contest.

The "Highland on the Rideau" is a continuation of the former Spring Fling indoor contest that was also hosted by the band. The first "Spring Fling" was in 2005 and the first "Highland in the Rideau" was in 2012.

H1>Contact Us

For all general queries, contact: the Band Manager, Nathan Greencorn or contact the Pipe Major, Steve Brooke: 613-285-1889

Band Practices

Our practices are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30, at the Masonic Hall, 46 Russell St. West, Smiths Falls. Pipers, drummers, or anyone interested in learning are welcome to join us. We offer free instruction to beginners.

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