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The Baton Rouge Caledonian Pipes and Drums, established in 1976 as part of the Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge, provides a teaching program in the uniquely Scottish arts of bagpiping and drumming.  The band's teaching program feeds the performing band which plays over 100 performances each year and is currently the state's largest band. (Performance Schedule)

If you would like to learn the bagpipes or Scottish drumming, the band's teaching program is open to you.  For piping, you must provide your own practice chanter and a copy of the "College of Piping Book."  For drumming, you must provide your own sticks and drum pads.  The band instructors will tell you where to get these and we recommend you make your first visit an informal one to meet the band and see how the program works.  The teaching program convenes every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd. (Downtown Baton Rouge). The Band meets for rehearsals on Thursdays.

You say you already play the pipes or drums and would like to be part of the Baton Rouge Pipes and Drums?  Come and meet with us at the same time and place.  The band is under the direction of Pipe Major Stan Masinter.   Meet with the band and its officers and learn about the band, its program, and the Scottish community in Baton Rouge.

There are few more recognizable signs of Scotland than the kilted pipers and drummers.  Come and see what it's all about!

For more information, please contact Pipe Major Stan Masinter at (225) 927-0252 or email him at livewell@bellsouth.net.

Baton Rouge Caledonian Pipes and Drums Photos
Baton Rouge Caledonian Pipes and Drums Videos


Listen to the Baton Rouge Caledonian Pipes and Drums

The Baton Rouge Caledonian Pipes and Drums at the 2010 Stone Mountain Highland Games Pipe Band Competition.

On November 13, 2002, the Baton Rouge Pipes and Drums played in concert with the LSU Symphonic Band.  An excerpt of that performance is found here.  Ryan Stauffer plays solo at the end of the piece.    To download Media Player.

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The Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting and preserving Scottish culture in and around the Gulf South.