RAMPANT LION PIPE BAND OFFERS FREE TUITION ON BAGPIPE AND DRUM INSTRUCTION IN BASKING RIDGE
The Rampant Lion Pipe Band of Basking Ridge offers free bagpipe and drum instruction every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 8pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 158 Central Ave in Stirling, NJ.
During the Competition Season, May - July, band practice takes place on the field at Bonnie Brae School, 3415 Valley Rd in Liberty Corner, NJ (or at the Gazebo in Pleasant Valley Park in the event of rain)
All members of the community who wish to participate in learning the traditional music of Scotland and performing in New Jersey’s premier Scottish pipe band are welcome to attend. The pipe band performs in local and tri-state area parades, festivals, special events and competitions and is highlighted as the featured band for Scottish Heritage Day on Ellis Island every April. Musical and marching instruction is provided by Pipe Major David Palladino-Sinclair, Drum Instructor and Eastern United States Pipe Band Association Judge Gordon Bell and Drum Major Edward Brett. The band was formed in 2007 and emulates the traditions and style of the military pipe bands of the Scottish Regiments and takes its name from the symbol of the Rampant Lion, the heraldic design of the kings of Scotland dating back to the Middle Ages.