UPDATE: The Ottawa weather forecast for July 31 is rainy and grey, so although it might be yucky outside, we'll still have the show - our back up venue is the Dominion Tavern at 33 York Street in Ottawa's Byward Market but we'll direct you there from Major's Hill. The skies may clear just in time, so head on down!
An Exclusive Offer for 100 Supporters of the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band
And for those who like fine beer and gifting friends while helping a great group of fine musicians.
For a very limited time, our friends at the Highlander Brew Company in South River, Ontario, are offering 100 of our friends a very special package to support the band’s trip to Scotland. Great people, great beer, great fun!
For a donation of $100.00, our wonderful band supporters can enjoy some great Highlander Brew Company product which will include Two Highlander gift packs each consisting of 1 bottle ( 650ml) of each of Highlander Scottish Ale, the Highlander Liongrass Ale and the Highlander Blacksmith Smoked Porter beers in a fine wooden case - great for gifting or enjoying yourself!
Valued at $60.00, you will receive your giftpack in Ottawa at a special VIP party to be held in the fall where you will enjoy a free Highland Brew Company tasting! Donate today using the PayPal button below - and don't forget to include your email address so we can invite you to the party! This offer is good until August 8, 2014. Get yours today!
Thursday, July 31 is 'Ottawa Scottish Day' in our nation's capital. Come out to 'B in the Park' in your own tartans if you can!
Bands joining the Sons of Scotland this year are the 78th Frasers (Halifax Citadel), Drum 4 Life and the Pipes and Drums of the Ceremonial Guard.
The concert takes place in Major's Hill Park in downtown Ottawa from 6:30 to 8:30 pm - come along with your lawnchairs, your friends and enjoy a terrific concert for only $10.00. Limited edition t shirts will be on sale, and we'll have a terrific refreshment garden sponsored by Glenfiddich and the McAuslan Brewing Company.
We thank our other sponsors - Balmoral Insurance from Richmond, Ontario, The Highlander Pub in downtown Ottawa and the Lord Elgin Hotel on Elgin Street.
Tickets are available at the show and include the chance to win our amazing door prize of airfare for 2 to Scotland courtesy of Air Canada (taxes extra)
We hope to see you at B in the Park!
The Sons are starting a youth pipe band in 2015.
The band will enjoy some terrific performance opportunities leading up to Canada Day, 2017 marking Canada's 150th birthday.
Pipers and drummers are welcome - or those wishing to learn.
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to join up, how to donate, and how to be a supporter of this new effort in Canada's capital!
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 email@example.com for information
Did you sing along to Amazing Grace on Tartan Day, and would you like to be able to sing along to this famous and much beloved tune? Here are the words in English and Gaelic (pdf file) and here is an audio file with the Gaelic spoken to assist you with your learning
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.