Chemung County, NY, USA

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The Caledonian Highlanders - Pipe & Drum Band have earned their reputation as a talented band in Upstate NY.  Performing at traditional events, parades, parties, weddings, funerals and festivals, their distinct traditional music inspires and delights young and old. Explore the site to learn more...

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of our band by marching in the NYC Tartan Parade was amazing! We all had such a great time sight seeing, dancing at a traditional Scottish Ceilidh (dance party) and some saw shows, museums, the zoo and more. We were stopped on the street many times for pictures, drew a crowd at Bryand Park when we played ad-lib and met so many people from all walks of life. Then imagine marching down 6th ave. right past Radio City Music Hall, not a car in sight, flanked by skyscrapers with thousands of people waving Scottish flags, cheering and clapping. It is something we will never forget. Many thanks to our "Band-Aids" Scott and Leslie Burg, Anita Adelsberg, Aiden and Karen Thurston, Jr Brooks and our banner carriers Shelby and Sandy Swan. All of us feel so blessed to be part of such a great group of people, doing what we love. See our Facebook page for pictures- https://www.facebook.com/36668216351/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156867282081352

 
One of our first Parades

OUR PROUD HISTORY

The Caledonian Highlanders Pipes and Drum Band was founded in 1969 by our pipe major Lee Adelsberg. We hail from all corners of the Finger Lakes region in upstate NY and are currently based in Chemung County. Band Members are all volunteers of various heritage and backgrounds who enjoy the tradition and glory of Scottish and Irish music. Our bagpipe and drum experience ranges from less than one year to 50 years.

 

WE WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS IN 2019

 

ROBERT BURNS DINNER & CEILIDH

Saturday 1/26/19 @4:00-7:00PM, Horseheads Elks Club, Hickory Grove Rd. call 607-963-7726 for reservations

Scottish food & buffet, bagpipes, songs, dancing and raffles) - Horseheads Elks Club $35

VOLUNTEER PERFORMANCE AT THE BATH VA

February 23rd, 2019

Supporting and honoring our Veterans is part of our history. It is our privilege to entertain and provide fellowship to our Vets.

2019 HORSEHEADS ST PATRICKS DAY PARADE

Saturday March 16th, 2:00PM, Hanover Square, Village of Horseheads, free

Downtown Elmira, family friendly event

NYC TARTAN DAY PARADE

Saturday April 6th, 2019, 6th Avenue, New York City: nyctartanweek.org. A celebration to recognize the contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States.

We will proudly celebrate the 50th anniversary of our band by marching in the 20th Annual Tartan Day Parade in NYC. Join 25+ pipe bands from across the globe, dancers, clans, scottie dogs, politicians, 75 Vikings Scottish cultural organizations, plus of COURSE the Loch Ness Monster, in a joyous New York celebration of Scottish pride. The Parade starts at 2.00pm at West 45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th Street

ELMIRA MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

May 27th @ 9:30AM, City of Elmira, free

Family Friendly

PAINTED POST COMMUNITY DAYS PARADE

June 8th, 2019, 11:00AM

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MONTOUR FALLS PARADE OF BANDS

June 8th, 5:00PM

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BIG FLATS COMMUNITY DAYS PARADE

June TBD

Carnival, vendors and parade, weekend family friendly event

ELMIRA COLLEGE ALUMNI DAY

June 22nd @ 12:00PM

Annual event to honor and celebrate classmates and friends

WELLSBURG, NY,  PARADE & FIREWORKS

Thursday, July 4th 7:00PM

Family friendly free community celebration

GALETON PA, INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

July 6th, 2019 @ 11:00AM

We are always made to feel so welcomed in this lovely village nestled in the hills with the friendliest people and an amazing fireworks display

HAMMONDSPORT FIREMANS CARNIVAL PARADE

July 6th @ 6:00PM

Parade and carnival on the banks of beautiful Keuka Lake

SCOTTISH AMERICAN SOCIETY PICNIC

TBD

Picnic and fellowship to celebrate Scottish American heritage

HECTOR PARADE

July 26th @ 7:00PM

Family friendly parade and Carnival overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake

WATKINS GLEN ITALIAN FESTIVAL PARADE

August 10th, 2019 @ 12:00

Huge parade and carnival celebrating Italian American heritage with great food, family friendly at the South end of Seneca Lake.

BC CELTIC FESTIVAL (BINGHAMTON)

August 24th, 12:00PM, Orchard at Chenango Commons, 1 Kattelville Rd, Binghamton, NY 13901

Festival celebrating Scottish-Irish American and Celtic heritage. Massed bands, food, etc. Family friendly

DUNDEE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL

September 7th, 10:00AM-5:00PM

Traditional Scottish American event with bands, dancing, food, vendors, animals, entertainment and more

GAFFER DISTRICT FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE

Nov TBD

Family Friendly event, free

CORNING SPARKLE

Dec. TBD

family friendly holiday event, free

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TUNE LIST

Here are some of the tunes we know and love

A Hundred Pipers

America the Beautiful

Clans (The)

Balmoral

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Black Bear

Bonny Dundee

Bonny Lass of Fyvie

Boys of Wexford

Castle Dangerous

Dawning of the Day

Grand Old Flag

Green Hills of Tyroll

Jenny Nettle

Kelly from Killane

Kilt is My Delight

Marine Corp Hymn

Meeting of the Waters

Minstrel Boy

My Home

Rowan Tree

Scotland the Brave

Shahelion

Skye Boat

Soldiers Return

St Andrews Society of Charleston

Steam Boat

Thistle of Scotland

We're No Awa' Tae Bide Awa"

When the Battle's O'er

When the Pipers Play

Wings

 

BAND MEMBERS

Individual and Band Performances Available Upon Request

Made up of experienced musicians coming from a variety of different backgrounds, the members of The Caledonian Highlanders - Pipe & Drum Band share a mutual passion for bagpipe music. The band works together weekly preparing for performances and fine tuning our craft. Check out the members of The Caledonian Highlanders - Pipe & Drum Band below.

 

LEE 

TOM

WENDY

RANDY

SUSAN

LES

KATIE

LIISA

KATHI

PATRICIA

KAREN

HEATHER

TIM

KAREN

PAUL

JASON

ROXANE

CANDY

AIDEN

CONTACT US

If you have questions or if you would like to learn about how to become a member of the band, please contact Paul at paca1956@yahoo.com.

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