Laurentian Pipe Band
& Highland Dancers

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Pipes and Drums

Want to join the LUPB?

The LUPB offers free beginner instruction for the bagpipes, the snare, bass and tenor drums.  A one-time course material fee of $100.00 is required for a practice instrument and instruction book.  Other costs one may incur include the purchase of personal items such as hose or a white, collared shirt.  Otherwise the remainder of the uniform is provided.


The band has both drums and bagpipes available for members' use.  However, once bagpipers have reached this level of proficiency (i.e. the ability to play the bagpipes), they're encouraged to purchase their own instrument (the loner-instrument is provided for the newest members' use only; therefore access is not guaranteed).


Practices are Thursdays:

  • Beginner Practices - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Section Practice - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Full Band Practice - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Depending on upcoming engagements these practice times will vary.  During the spring and summer months the band periodically practices outdoors at predetermined locations throughout the city.


Anyone interested in coming out is encouraged to email to ensure a practice is running that week.

2017 Repertoire

Concert Music:
March Medley -  At Long Last, La Baum, Mrs. Lily Christie, Up to the Line
Hornpipes - Desert Storm, Sandy's New Chanter
Lilt - Battle of the Somme, Heights of Dargai
Slow March - Highland Cathedral
March Set - Irish Guard's Welcome to Toronto, The Children
Drum Salute - Woodsworth's Walkabout 
Broadswords - Keel Row, Highroad to Linton
Jig Set: Ian McMaster, Kesh Jig, Archie Bag
Village Maid/Barrack's Johnny - Barren Rocks, Mairi's Wedding
Slow March/Quick March - Amazing Grace


Massed Band March Music:
4/4 Marches - Scotland The Brave, Rowan Tree, Wings
3/4 Marches - Green Hills, When the Battle's O'er
6/8 Marches - Hundred Pipers, Bonnie Dundee, Steam Boat

Benjamin Reitƶel playing  "O Canada" at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine's 2012 East/West Strasser Cup in Thunder Bay

LUPB at the Polish Hall for Remembrance Day 2011 performing "Woodsworth's Walkabout" composed by David Young (centre) in recognition of past LU President Dr. Judith Woodsworth.

Massey Fair 2011