St. Andrews Pipes and Drums is a family-friendly, community-based pipe band of both experienced players and new students.
The band is a teaching band and is committed to promoting Highland piping and drumming by giving its members the opportunity to learn, perform and then teach. All instruction is carefully supervised by knowledgeable, skilled players who have years of experience playing with successful competition-level bands.
The band provides a structured opportunity for players of all abilities to learn and improve their individual playing, while working together as a band to play good music well.
Although the band itself has been part of the Mississauga and Oakville communities since 1978, in 2010 new leadership and a new direction has seen St. Andrews Pipes and Drums grow from a small handful of players to a membership of over 35.
Wearing the Earl of St. Andrews tartan, the band is seen throughout southern Ontario as it showcases its students and music at Highland gatherings, community celebrations, parades and ceremonial occasions.
St. Andrews Pipes & Drums is a proud member of the Mississauga Arts Council.
On Saturday, 21 June 2014, the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto will host two events:
1. A Symposium will be held at St. Michael's College at The University of Toronto in the afternoon.
2. A Ceilidh/Concert will be held in Toronto later in the day.