ABOUT THE BAND

City of Brisbane Pipe Band is a non-profit community group of enthusiastic musicians from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Playing the great highland bagpipes and Scottish-style drums in the sweltering sub-tropics might seem like an unusual hobby, but we love it! 

City of Brisbane is a social and competition band – while we value competing to improve our playing, we’re always looking for fun and innovative new ways to entertain crowds and enjoy what we do. 

We play regularly in local parades, pubs, public parks, regional festivals, and the staple gigs for pipers and drummers – weddings and funerals. 

We are also an active part of Queensland’s pipe band community, competing in Grade 4 at competitions up and down Australia’s east coast every year.

Formed in 1950, the band proudly wears the McNeill of Barra tartan – both to honour long-serving Pipe Major Ian McNeill’s incredible commitment to the band, and to acknowledge the McNeill family’s continuous service to the band for most of its history.

City of Brisbane competing in Grade 4 at the 2018 Australian National Championships at Brisbane Boys College.
City of Brisbane competing in Grade 4 at the 2018 Australian National Championships at Brisbane Boys College.