A Helping Hand to the Band
In August of 2020, the Red Deer Legion Pipe Band planned on going on tour to Scotland and Ireland. That was unfortunately postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Things are looking up though, meaning that we are looking forward to a trip to Scotland and Ireland in 2023!
This trip will include playing at two highland games, one of which, the Crieff Highland Gathering has asked us to attend. We are honoured to be asked to join them by taking part in their parade and massed bands!
As you may know, the pipe band toured France, Belgium, and the Netherlands in 2014, paying our respects at a number of the battlefields, monuments, and historical sites of significance to Canadians, in particular. This was a phenomenal experience for all who were able to go, something we will never forget! It had the added benefit of bringing our band members closer than they have ever been. We are hoping this new adventure will be just as memorable as the last.
As the Red Deer and District Pipe Band is a non-profit organization, we subsist solely on contributions from generous donors and through the fundraising efforts of the band. Everything from lessons to uniforms to instruments—and, yes, band tours—is funded in this manner.
If you would like to help the band get closer to our Scotland & Ireland 2023 fundraising goal, we would be very grateful! Every little bit is a huge help and is truly appreciated.