There are a number of excellent pipe bands in Washington state, but the following bands have provided outstanding support to the National Tartan Day Society of Washington.
The Clan Gordon Pipe Band was founded in 1955 by
sponsorship of the Clan Gordon Lodge of Scottish Clans.
Today the band has evolved from the parade and show band
of the past to a highly competitive pipe band participating in
numerous Highland Games across the Northwest. The band's web site is:
The Northwest Junior Pipe Band is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides an alternative music experience for kids age 8 to 18. The band is based in the city of Shoreline (North Seattle, WA) and is open to any young person in the Puget Sound region interested in Scottish piping or drumming. The band's web site is:
The Olympia Highlanders Pipes and Drums was formed in 1972 and is a self-sponsored, nonprofit band promoting the traditions and culture of Scotland. It has won numerous awards and has performed throughout Washington as well as Oregon, Alaska, Canada and Scotland. The band's web site is:
The Tacoma Scots Pipe Band was formed in 1971 and is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization supported through paid public and private performances, concerts and prize money from competitive Highland Games. It draws its musicians and dancers from all over the Puget Sound area. It was named the official Pierce County Sheriff's Band. The band's web site is:
The Fort Vancouver Pipe Band is the official pipe band of
the City of Vancouver, WA and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax exempt organization. It performs throughout Washington and Oregon at parades, public events and private performances. The band's web site is: