The Sons of Scotland Pipe Band - established in 1896 in Ottawa, Canada
If you are interested in joining the Sons of Scotland as a piper or drummer, drop us a line. Our history dates back to 1896, but the mandate stays the same - provide free instruction to those who wish to learn, and then go into the community to present that music.
E-mail the band Manager Robert Derry at firstname.lastname@example.org for information
The Gathering 2015
The Sons of Scotland Pipe Band are having a Celtic party at the wonderful residence of Ireland's Ambassador to Canada Dr. Ray Bassett on Tuesday, June 16. The party is at 291 Park Road in Rockliffe, and it runs from 6:30 to 9:00 pm with free food, drink, and lots of great entertainment. Tickets are $30.00 in advance or $35.00 on the door, and can be purchased online through Event Brite here.
We hope to see you at this terrific fundraising party to support the Sons of Scotland's annual trip to Scotland where we shall be parading in the Pipefest parades in Dublin and Edinburgh supporting the Marie Curie Cancer Care UK as well as other shows and the World Pipe Band Championships.
Summer Practice Information
The pipe band moves to its summer location starting May 18. We shall be at the Eastview Legion in Vanier at 294 Cyr Avenue from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Email Band Manager Bob Derry ay email@example.com for information on coming out to the band.
The Sons are proud to be performing in support of the Ottawa Fury FC this year at the following games: Friday, May 29, Sunday, July 5, Wednesday August 26, and Sunday, October 4. Visit the Fury site at www.ottawafuryfc.com for information on tickets.
Interested in supporting the Royal Canadian Legion? We are proud to work with many branches in the Ottawa area that support great causes, people and events. To become a member of the Eastview Legion in Vanier, please visit their site at www.rcl462.ca and get in touch. Thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion for all your help
Scotland Tonight 2015
The Sons of Scotland are pleased to present their annual showcase of Celtic talent which is being held at a new venue, the Shenkman Arts Centre, on Saturday November 7 at 2 pm.
The band will welcome to the stage the Katharine Robinson Dancers, the Ar N-Oran Gaelic Choir, the MacCulloch Dancers, Mac An Alba, and more. Special guests to be announced! The theatre has free parking, and we shall provide free refreshments at intermission, and you can purchase a beverage too at the theatre's bar and take home some free Visit Scotland and Visit Ireland material, plus giveaways from the Sons of Scotland too!
Tickets are onsale now at the Shenkman Arts Centre site, so don't delay in getting your favorite seats - only $25.00 for a grand show from 2 to 4:30 pm on November 7.
We hope to see you at Scotland Tonight!
The Sons Visit Royalty
Listen to Pipe Major Bethany Bisaillion's breaking interview with Alan Neal on CBC's All In a Day where she describes what it was like to meet and perform for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, August 19th, 2013
Check out the piece aired by CBC News Ottawa: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Ottawa/ID/2399839028/
As well as a clip from CTVs Canada AM:
The Ottawa City Piping College
The Sons of Scotland Pipe Band are pleased to be affiliated with the Ottawa City Piping College which supports its mandate to teach and train musicians in both piping and drumming in our region. Our curriculum follows the course of the prestigious College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland, and our 3 accredited examiners follow their testing guidelines. We have 2 Ottawa based teachers and one in Montreal, Quebec who can assist you with your lessons.
For information on lessons, please email school Director Bethany Bisaillion at firstname.lastname@example.org for times, costs and locations in Ottawa and information on the school in Montreal. All new members are asked to have a basic knowledge of exercises, tunes, and have taken a session of admission with one of the band's officers.
For more information on the College of Piping in Glasgow, please visit their site at www.collegeofpiping.org
Exam information is available on this page: http://www.collegeofpiping.org/examinations/sqa-piping/
The OCPC is proud to support the beginner program of the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band.
The Queen and I - with Pipe Major Bethany Bisaillion
Donating to a great cause...
The Sons of Scotland are pleased to be supporting youth in our community with piping and drumming classes. The school of the Ottawa City Piping College supports the work of the Sons of Scotland - if you want to donate to this wonderful program, please email us at email@example.com The Ottawa City Piping College is a registered non profit organization. We contribute to the teaching and travel of the many members of the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band.
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Vice Regal Patron of the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band
The Caring Canadian Award
The Sons of Scotland have been awarded the Caring Canadian Award by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston. The ceremony took place on April 7 at Rideau Hall, and members of the band were given pins on behalf of the pipe band.