A long-standing tradition.

As the only all youth pipe band band in Northern Alberta, anyone from the age of 8 to 18 is welcome to join. The Edmonton Youth Pipe Band has a rich history dating back to 1929, making it the oldest pipe band in Edmonton. 


Our Mission

To foster and create interest in the music, lore and tradition of the Great Highland Bagpipe and other Scottish arts and instruments. 

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Our Impact

For 90 years, the Edmonton Youth Pipe Band has been teaching novices to play bagpipes and drums to a competition standard. Although there is an emphasis on competition, each student is encouraged to do the best they possibly can, at whatever level they decide to participate in. 

In addition to the specific skill required to play bagpipes or drums, students learn responsibility, accountability, respect, leadership and life skills that will help them succeed later in life. 

Most importantly, students have fun while learning their instrument of choice. 


the band was formed

Pipe Major John Robertson formed what was then known as the Edmonton Boys Pipe Band.



novice juvenile champions

Winning the British Airways trophy, the Edmonton Boys Pipe Band were crowned Novice Juvenile champions at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland .



celebrating 90 years

The organization brought past and present members together to celebrate in April. Read about the 90th Anniversary Celebration here.

Our Programs

Run entirely by volunteers, the Edmonton Youth Pipe Band offers lessons in the Great Highland Bagpipe, snare drumming as well as tenor and bass drumming at extremely affordable rates ($150/year).

Under the watchful eyes of some of the best tutors in the city of Edmonton, the quality of instruction is second to none. They volunteer their time and their passion is contagious.

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sign up to learn an instrument

With a strong and experienced faculty of teachers of both bagpipes & drums, students are guaranteed a high level of instruction.

opportunity to be a part of history

The organization has been running for close to 90 years and has a fantastic reputation in the community.  

Make lifelong friends

Not only do youth learn an instrument, they gain valuable life skills and friends along the way.