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The Pipes and Drums Drum Major Ian Cragg
At St. Andrew's College


The Pipes and Drum are an integral part of the St. Andrew's College Highland Cadet Corps and one of it's best known elements. The primary responsibility of the Pipe Band is to provide music for the Battalion when it is on the march. In this role the Band will be front and centre at the Annual Church Parade, the Headmaster's Parade and the Annual Inspection.

The Band also provides a particularly challenging performance when they play (on ice!) for the opening of the MacPherson Hockey Tournament hosted annually by SAC. They represent the Corps and school at a variety of events such as the Aurora Santa Claus Parade and have competed in the Area and Regional Cadet Band Competitions.  

2001 Pipes and Drums - Click on the photo to see a larger versionIndividual pipers are called upon for a variety of events during the school year such as Remembrance Day, the St. Andrew's Day Dinner and for the Annual Cadet Officers' and Senior NCOs' Mess Dinner. 

Instruction on the pipes and drums can start as early as Grade 6, 7 or 8 and when musicians have reached a certain level of proficiency, they are invited to join the Senior Band.