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.
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 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.
Details about the solo piping competition will be posted soon!