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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Membership
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.
Engagements
The 4 Nearest Events

Past Engagements
January 21, 2017 - 11:00 PM
Robbie Burns Dinner & Dance
Whitby Legion
Tickets $40.00 Each
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December 4, 2016 - 5:00 AM
Courtice Santa Claus Parade
November 26, 2016 - 11:00 PM
Ajax Santa Claus Parade
November 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Pickering Santa Claus Parade
November 20, 2016 - 10:30 PM
Newcastle Santa Claus Parade
November 19, 2016 - 11:00 PM
Oshawa Santa Claus Parade
November 19, 2016 - 3:30 PM
Orono Santa Claus Parade
September 10, 2016 - 2:30 PM
Orono Fall Fair Parade
August 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM
HMC Ajax Parade
July 1, 2016 - 3:00 PM
Port Perry Canada Day Parade
June 19, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Oshawa Fiesta Parade
June 4, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Brooklin spring Fair Parade
January 23, 2016 - 11:00 PM
Burns Night Dinner/Dance
Whitby Legion
Contact us for Tickets only $35.00 each
December 6, 2015 - 5:00 PM
Courtice Santa Claus Parade
December 5, 2015 - 10:00 PM
Port Perry Santa Claus Parade
December 5, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Whitby Santa Claus Parade
November 28, 2015 - 11:00 PM
Ajax Santa Claus Parade
November 28, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Pickering Santa Claus Parade
November 21, 2015 - 11:00 PM
Oshawa Santa Claus Parade
November 21, 2015 - 3:30 PM
Orono Santa Claus Parade
November 15, 2015 - 10:30 PM
Newcastle Santa Claus Parade
November 14, 2015 - 3:30 PM
Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade
July 1, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Port Perry Canada Day Parade
June 21, 2015 - 4:30 PM
Oshawa Fiesta Parade
June 6, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Brooklin Spring Fair Parade