Chemung County, NY, USA

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THE OFFICIAL SITE OF CALEDONIAN HIGHLANDERS PIPE & DRUM BAND

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...

 
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HIGHLIGHTS

The band celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2019, marching in the NYC Tartan Parade.  We all had such a great time sight seeing, dancing at a traditional Scottish Ceilidh (dance party)  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. 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. AND.....WE WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE 2020 TARTAN DAY PARADE!

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.

 

WHEN AND WHERE TO SEE OUR 2020 PERFORMANCES

DUNDEE, NY MID-WINTER SCOTTISH CEILIDH

The upcoming mid-winter Ceilidh (pronounced (Kay- lee), a Celtic festive event that means “social gathering,” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22 at the American Legion in Dundee. The event will feature a live band called Three Stone Fire and members of Caledonian Highlanders Band. You are encouraged to bring along an instrument and join in the music.

CITY OF ELMIRA MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Saturday May 25th, 2020 at 9:30. This parade is a long standing tradition and very well attended. We end at Woodlawn Cemetary where we join other bands for a tribute to our war heroes. Don't miss it!

PAINTED POST COLONIAL DAYS PARADE

Saturday June 13th, 2020 at 11:00AM

MONTOUR FALLS FIREMANS FESTIVAL - PARADE OF BANDS

Saturday June 13th, 2020 at 5:00PM. More bands than any area parade, this event is very fun and entertaining. It ends at the Carnival where there is more music, rides, food and more...hope to see you all there.

ELMIRA COLLEGE ALUMNI EVENT

Saturday June 27th, time TBD.

GALETON FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

Saturday 7/4 at 11;00AM. Nestled in the valley in PA, with a winding river and the most friendly people, we love performing in this event each year. Best rated fireworks too.

HAMMONDSPORT FIREMAN'S CARNIVAL PARADE

July 4th, 2020 at 6:00PM, this event is great if you like lake views and a real hometown friendly welcome.

HECTOR FIREMANS FAIR PARADE

Saturday July 24th, at 7:00PM. The parade with a view and a true community event. Great carnival and battle of the parade bands after the main parade too!

OWEGO, NY PARADE

Saturday July 11th at 5:00 PM, details coming soon

ANNUAL SCOTTISH AMERICAN SOCIETY OF THE SOUTHERN TIER PICNIC

Saturday July 18th, 2020, Mossy Bank Park, Bath, NY.

PALMYRA, NY CANALTOWN DAYS PARADE

We are honored to be invited to participate in our first Palmyra parade in 2020. This is their 53rd year celebration.

 

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

CHRIS KRUG SR.

KATIE

LIISA

KATHI

PATRICIA

HEATHER

KAREN

TIM

KAREN

PAUL

JASON

ROXANE

CANDY

AIDEN

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TUNE LIST

Here are some of the tunes we know and love

A Hundred Pipers

Amazing Grace

America the Beautiful

Clans (The)

Cock of the North

Cockney Jocks

Balmoral

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Black Bear

Bonny Dundee

Bonny Lass of Fyvie

Boys of Wexford

Castle Dangerous

Coast Guard Theme

Dawning of the Day

Grand Old Flag

Green Hills of Tyroll

Highland Cathedral

Hills of Argyle

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

 

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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