Today The British Columbia Regiment Irish Pipes and Drums (affectionately referred to as "the Irish") is an all-volunteer band made up of civilian women, men and youth of diverse ethnic origins. The members of the band finance their operation through many fundraising events and the kind donations of supporters. The band plays at various civic functions, charitable events, parades, and military functions in the Metro Vancouver Area. As well, members volunteer for community events like the 148 Legion's BBQ Chicken event every summer.
Recruiting & Training
On going: a number of young people have joined the band and are busy taking lessons. New comers who have some experience in Piping or Drumming would be welcome. Please contact Pipe Major Alistair Pattison.
Join the Band
If you’re interested in joining the band as a piper, side drummer or tenor drummer, please contact us. We are an open and inclusive group who are always striving to do our best. Come join us! We provide training and lessons from professional pipers and drummers. Uniforms and drums are owned and provided by the band. For more information call:
Pipe Major Matt Dolan 778-322-8135 or Rob Greenslade 604-294-2049
Parades & Public Events
Youth Training Program
The B.C. Regiment – Irish Pipes & Drums have undertaken a youth training program directed at youth who wish to learn Piping or Drumming with the objective of joining the Pipe Band. We have had 15 youth join the band over the last 12 years with 4 currently in training.
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