Welcome to the Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums Band Website
The band was established circa 1912, making us one of the oldest Pipe bands in the United States. The Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums Band is a non-profit organization whose objective is to preserve and promote appreciation of Scottish heritage through Highland Piping and Drumming.
The band plays at local and regional parades, cultural festivals, benefits, sporting events, walks for causes, and other venues. Highlights of past performances include playing with: The Black Watch, the Cincinnati Symphony Pops Orchestra, Rod Stewart, playing the half time show for the Cincinnati Bengals, opening the Cincinnati Celtic Festival and leading the annual Cincinnati St. Patrick's Day parade.
For more information on the Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums, please explore the links at the left.
The Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums band won 3rd place out of 8 bands at the 36th annual Ohio Scottish Games in Wellington, OH on June 28th 2014. The CCP&D drum corps pictured below consisting of Bev Huber, Jenny Turck, Chris McClain, Paul Perkins, Jeff Craig and Katie Craig (not pictured) won first place out of the 8 drum corps competing and earned an "above grade level" distinction! Scores from the 4 judges were mixed:
Piping judge #1: 1st
Piping judge #2: 6th
Ensemble judge: 7th
Drumming judge: 1st
With a total of 15 points, CCP&D would have tied for 2nd place with another band. However, in the event of a tie, the ensemble judge's score acts as the tie-breaker. The band was surprised by the low ensemble score, but is pleased with the 3rd place finish nevertheless. The band finishing first place earned 14 points. (In EUSPBA scoring, the band with the fewest points wins.) The band is looking forward to its third competition of the year at the Central Kentucky Highland Games on Saturday September 20th.
CCP&D Drum Corps at the OH Games showing off their well-earned plaque