Sunday, November 09, 2003

Piping on Sunday


This website belongs to the Machester Pipe Band, the second oldest pipe band in the United States. They were founded in 1914 when the Holyoke Caledonian PB came to Manchester to play in the local -- sharp intake of breath -- Orangeman's parade and inspired the locals to found their own band. Manchester was once a Grade I band under the old grading system and is still a fine pipe band that has moved back up to Grade II in recent years. I used to play with one of their graduates who moved out to California a few years ago. (Hi, Bill!)