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Pipe Band To Play Traditional, Contemporary Scottish Music

“We have an eclectic selection of tunes with intense harmonies and countermelodies on the program.” — Andrew Duncan

Alma College pipers.Alma College pipers.The accomplished Alma College Pipe Band will play a mix of traditional and modern compositions for its annual spring concert.

Performance time is 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 in the Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.

“We have an eclectic selection of tunes with intense harmonies and countermelodies on the program,” says Andrew Duncan, director of piping. “It’s exciting to be a part of a group that can play well at both ends of the pipe band musical spectrum.”

The Alma College Pipe Band has experienced a steady stream of competitive success that includes winning the U.S. Pipe Band Championship four times — once in grade five and three times in grade four.

Last September, the pipe band placed first in the grade four division at the Ligonier Highland Games in Ligonier, Pa. The band also was marked above grade level by both piping judges at the competition.

This year’s band comprises eight pipers and 10 drummers.

Story published on April 05, 2018