The Argylls

Argyll Pipe Band

Argyll Drummers On Parade The band was formed in 1903, and currently operates as a Reserve Unit of the Canadian Armed Forces. The uniform is styled after its British Parent Unit, including the wearing of the Government Tartan (commonly known as the Black Watch), with the distinctive Box Pleats. There are currently over 12 Pipers and 8 drummers, most of which are active members of the CF Reserve, but also includes volunteer members.

The Band has performed full stage shows and concerts, participated in many Tattoo's and Parades. Some performances include Highland Dancers as well as folk singers. The diversification between military and civilian performances adds to the dynamics of who they are. A combination of drill with toe tapping music makes us a desirable combination no matter what the venue. Book them early for your event to avoid disappointment.

The band does not currently compete although many players compete on their own and have past experience. Piping and Drumming instruction is provided to people interested in joining the band free of charge. They are always accepting applications to join the band whether you are young and plan to join the military as you get older, presently of recruitment age or even older and just want to play and participate with one of the most exciting bands Canada has to offer.

For information on booking the P&D , fees and joining information please contact one of the following. The Band is currently under the direction of:

Pipe Major
Sgt. Scott Balinson CD
Email PM Balinson

Drum Major
WO Ben Jaeckle CD
Email DM Jaeckle


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