Durham College Pipe Band
The Durham College Pipes and Drums is a non-competitive teaching band which was established in February of 2005. The band welcomes both experienced and novice pipers and drummers.

Robert "Speeder" Anderson was a Metro Toronto Police Officer with a special skill in communications. On his retirement from the police service, he joined Durham College faculty as a Professor in the Police Foundations program.

He was able to use his special communications skills, his knowledge and experience gained from his years of police service in teaching his many students. He served his students well, earned their respect as an outstanding teacher and was much beloved by all.
Speeder had an unfulfilled desire, one that kept tugging at his soul, to learn to play the Great Highland bagpipe; no mean challenge to one starting so late in life.
Eventually the desire would no longer be silent and he joined Uxbridge Legion Pipes and Drums and started his journey of learning to play the pipes. He progressed well, practiced long and hard and was often heard playing his practice chanter in his office at Durham College.

He was fortunate to share an office with a gracious partner who turned a deaf ear to Speeder's practice efforts.
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The band welcomes both experienced and novice players.
Student pipers will need a copy of the College of Piping Tutor Book One with the CD, and a good practice chanter.
Student drummers will need a good practice pad, and drum sticks.
Practices are held at Durham College in the Simcoe Building every Sunday evening from 7-9pm.

The pipe major is Rob McKean. Please refer to the Contact Page to send a message.
Solo Pipers Available
Solo Pipers available for weddings, birthdays and other functions. Contact us for availability and pricing.
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Past Engagements
July 1, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Canada Day Parade - Port Perry
June 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Oshawa Fiesta Parade
June 2, 2018 - 10:00 PM
Brooklin Spring Fair Parade
April 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Halftime Performance at the Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Tribute Centre in Oshawa
January 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Robbie Burns Dinner and Dance
Whitby Legion
Tickets $40.00 Each
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January 21, 2017 - 11:00 PM
Robbie Burns Dinner & Dance
Whitby Legion
Tickets $40.00 Each
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January 1, 1970 - 12:00 AM
Brooklin Spring Fair Parade
January 1, 1970 - 12:00 AM
Orillia Scottish Festival