Pipe Bands

The bagpipes represent Celtic heritage like few things can. A rich part of our history, the Reno Celtic Celebration enjoys hosting pipe bands and solo pipers. Pipe bands confirmed for the 2012 event are the 3 and 4 Grade bands from the City of Sacramento Pipe Band and Reno’s own Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band.

Pipe Bands

City of Sacramento Pipe Band, Grade 3 and 4

Formed in 1989 by Liz Tubbs and the late Clutch Sutton, the City of Sacramento Pipe band boasts more than 20 playing members in different groups. A 501(c)3 educational non-profit, they compete regionally with great success and have been a part of the Reno Celtic Celebration for many years.

The Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band

The Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band is an all volunteer organization and has served Nevada, Northern California and the surrounding areas for almost 50 years. For most of those years, it was Northern Nevada’s only pipe band and we were the first to represent Nevada in Scotland at the World Championships in 2005, 2008, and again just recently in August, 2011.

Solo Piping Competition

The solo piping competition will occur on the morning of Saturday, October 5, 2013. Registration begins at 9:00am and competition begins at 9:30am. The competition is sanctioned by the Western United States Bag Pipping Association (WUSBPA).

There are three categories available for solo piping :

Solo Piping Events:
Grade IV Piping
2/4 March
Slow Air/March (32 bar min.)

Grade III Piping
2/4 March
6/8 March

Grade II Piping

Solo Piping Competition Application/Registration Form

Please let us know if you have any other questions.