The Alma College Pipe Band is the one of the only of its kind in the nation — made up entirely of students and faculty of the college.
The sound of bagpipes has become an iconic symbol for Alma College. We take pride in our Scottish roots and celebrate our heritage loud and proud across the campus. You’ll often hear the familiar sound of a piper practicing in the distance; if you feel compelled to join us, it’s all right — we won’t judge you. But we may throw a kilt on you and give you a scholarship if you’re good.
After all, we’re good! Since forming in January of 2011, the Alma College Pipe Band has experienced competitive successes that include winning the 2012 U.S. Pipe Band Championship (Grade V) and the 2013 U.S. Pipe Band Championship (Grade VI). The bass section won best bass at the 2013 U.S. Pipe Band Championship and at the 2013 St. Louis Highland Games. Most recently, the ensemble won the 2014 and 2015 U.S. Pipe Band Championship (Grade IV) and in 2016 placed first in regular competition.
For more information about piping at Alma College, contact Andrew Duncan, Piping Director and Co-Coordinator of Highland Arts.