Although every nation in Asia and Europe can claim a bagpipe in its lore, today it is most closely associated with Scottish music. It has become an important part of modern military pageantry in many nations from India to Britain, Palestine to the USA. The bagpipe is restricted to a mere nine notes, but its music is varied by extraordinary technical execution – from solo pipers to several hundred pipers in massed bands.
During our games, solo pipers and drummers will compete during the morning, and pipe bands from as far as Florida and Ontario are expected. Do not miss the Drum Major competition, a drill test of marching, signaling commands, and handling the mace. Massed Bands will parade at the Opening Ceremonies on the Main Field at 11:30 am and again at the Closing Ceremonies at 5:30 pm.
Pipe and Drums Schedule, Saturday, August 5, 2023
8:30 am – Individual Piping and Drumming Competition
11:30 am – WELCOMING CEREMONIES including Parade of Clans followed by Massed Bands on Main featuring “Amazing Grace”
2:00 pm – Pipe Band Competition, Grade 3, 4, and 5 on Main Field
5:30 pm – CLOSING CEREMONIES including Massed Bands, Individual Piping and Drumming, and Band Trophy Presentation on Main Field
Pipe and Drums Entry Form
Mail completed form with your check or money order (U.S. funds only)
Payable to “Annual Highland Games” to:
15202 Norman Ave.
Livonia, MI 48154
For Questions about the Piping and Drumming Competition Contact:
Dave Martin at
Pipe and Drums Trophy Contributions
For Trophy Contributions, visit our Trophy Contribution Page.