Started in the fall of 2021, Cascadia Pipe Band is the greater Seattle area’s newest competitive pipe band. After a successful debut season, Cascadia Pipe Band was promoted by BC Pipers to grade 2 for the 2023 competition season, and achieved grand aggregate its first season in the new grade.
It’s been more than 30 years since Seattle has had a competitive grade 2 band—since the City of Seattle Pipe Band, which dissolved in 1990.
The Cascadia Pipe Band was founded in 2021, and has grown tremendously ever since. They now have 32 musicians.
"Our drum section has increased to 9 sides, 5 tenors and a bass, which requires us to purchase new drums to be competitive at the highest level," Cascadia Pipe Band wrote on GoFundMe. "Costing the band more than $20,000 for new drums, heads and hardware, we are appealing to the generosity of our community once more."
The band started a GoFundMe hoping the community will help them raise some of the money needed for the drums.
To view the GoFundMe, visit: https://gf.me/v/c/vjps/give-the-gift-of-drums-to-cascadia-pipe-band