The Pipes & Drums Band
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The Pipes & Drums Band

The British Columbia Regiment Pipes and Drums

The band, which is an all-volunteer band made up of civilian women, men and youth of diverse ethnic origins is based out of the Beatty Street Drill Hall in Vancouver. The band practices at Templeton High School in East Vancouver and #179 Commercial Drive Legion.

The members of the band finance operation through many fundraising events and the kind donations of supporters. The band plays at various civic functions, charitable events, parades, and military functions, primarily in the Metro Vancouver Area.

In June 2002, the Irish Fusiliers of Canada and the British Columbia Regiment were formally merged to preserve the Battle Honours and name of the Irish Fusiliers. With the merger, the BCR Irish Pipes and Drums have become a visible symbol of the Irish heritage of these two outstanding regiments.

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The uniform is that of an Irish Piper as Connaught is an Irish county, and the piper wears the badges of the 7th Battalion and the DCOR.

For more information, visit the The British Columbia Regiment Irish Pipes and Drums web site.