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Denver and District was formed in 2009 when two bands found it necessary to combine in order to remain viable for the long term. As of the end of 2015, the band has been successful in maintaining and growing the organization to the point where we have established two competition units, one in grade 3 and one in grade 4, and both bands continue to grow and improve. Our Irish and Highland dance corps are also adding new members.
We continue to seek to add new members in all sections of the band. If you are an experienced piper, drummer, Irish or Highland dancer, or have interest in learning from the beginning we invite you to visit the band. Please contact the band for more information!
This is the combined grade 3 and grade 4 bands at the conclusion of the the 2015 competition season at the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Festival in Estes Park, Colorado.
The band performs at many events in the greater Denver area, throughout the state of Colorado, and occasionally beyond that. We would love to be part of your next event. We have experience in entertaining at events grand and small, such as parades, memorials, corporate and civic functions, concerts, and private functions.
The band has two successful competition units. One each in grade 3 and grade 4. We are in the prize list on a regular basis whenever we go. We constantly strive to improve our abilities and better ourselves so we will always be considered the band to beat. Our individuals musicians and dancers also compete at solo contests throughout the country and have achieved much success at various levels.
We teach Highland bagpiping, Scottish drumming, Highland dancing and Irish step dancing to all interested people, in many cases free of charge. The cost to start is low, and the cost to ask is free! To get started pipers need a practice chanter. We recommend the Gibson Long Polypenco Practice Chanter available at many online retailers. Drummers should have a Vic Firth Heavy Hitter Slim Pad and Stephen Creighton SC-1 Snare Drum Sticks by Vater Sticks in White.
We are open to anyone that is interested in making music, dancing or entertaining. We have members from all walks of life, all ages, and you don’t have to be Scottish! We are more than a group that meets once a week. We enjoy spending time with each other at rehearsal and away from rehearsal.
We welcome visitors and anyone interested in joining the band. We meet Mondays at 6:30 at St James Episcopal Church which is located at 8235 W 44th Ave in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. We suggest you make contact with someone just to ensure we haven’t had any last minute changes to our schedule.
If you are interested in hiring the band, joining the band, or would like any other information, please call the band at (720) 443-CELT, that’s (720) 443-2358. You can also send us a request via email ddpipeband ATSIGN gmail DOT com