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2017 competition season has begun!

Peter Johnstone Schulz

It seems like not that long ago myself, and our Pipe Sgt were sitting in Reay Mackay's sun porch picking tunes for our new medley.  In the span of three hours the medley was picked, and we have been working on it since the fall.  Our pipers & drummers have been attending two practices per week, and hope to put on their best performance of the season this Saturday at the Cobourg Highland Games.  

On a parade band note, we have had the honour participating in the recent Vimy, and D-Day services, hosted by our good friends at the Barrie Legion.  We also led the survivors lap at the Barrie Relay for Life, another community event we are proud to be a part of.  We will also be participating in the Aurora, and Bradford Canada Day Parades on July 1st.

PM Pete



A new home for the pipe band!

Peter Johnstone Schulz


First off, Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of our members, and supporters!  Without all of you Barrie Pipes & Drums would not be the success it is today!

As most of you know the band has been looking for a new practice space since the beginning of December.  I want to thank everyone that contacted us with possible locations.  Beginning January 9th we will be holding our regular Monday night practices at the Sheba Shrine Club, located at 142 John St. Barrie.  This space is an excellent fit for our band, and we thank the Shrine Club for their very generous donation of this space to the band.

On another note, the band will be holding our annual Robbie Burns Dinner on January 28th!  This is an evening filled with music, dance, great food, and great people!  The proceeds of this dinner go a long way to keeping Barrie Pipes & Drums looking, and sounding like the pipe band you have all come to love!  If you have never experienced a Burns Supper, this is the year to do it!  Please follow this link for more info.


PM Pete

A few quick notes, and competition news!

Peter Johnstone Schulz

Wow, it has not even been a month since being elected Pipe Major of Barrie Pipes & Drums, and so much has happened!  I just wanted to say hello, and make a few quick notes.

First of all, I would like to congratulate Andrew McPherson on being elected Pipe Sgt, and Aprille Holmes on being elected Drum Sgt.  I know with these two beside me we will be able to accomplish our goals this season, and beyond!  

Our main focus at BP&D has always been on our community, and I feel that is what has kept us going as an organization for over 40 years.  This is still the case, at our first practice in September we had a great turn out of new students ready to start their pipe band journey!  We welcome new students to sign up for our next semester.  

Grade 4 Competition Band:

Barrie Pipes & Drums will be competing in Grade 4 for the 2017 season.

Our new music has been selected, and in the next few weeks we will be announcing the time, and location of our Gr4 comp practices.   I would like to invite any pipers or drummers to contact us regarding joining our Gr4 band.  We are always looking to add more dedicated members, that want to have fun, and sound good! (and have more fun!)


Peter Johnstone Schulz