Mt Barker Caledonian Society Pipe and Drum Band
Mt Barker Caledonian Society Pipe and Drum Band

In 1954 the Society decided to form a Pipe Band, which made its first official appearance at a Ball in 1955.

On Monday August 7th 1955 a Dedication service for the Band and instruments was held in St Andrews Presbyterian Church at Mount Barker.

Much thought went into the uniform of the Band, and it was decided to approach the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, as there were many Cameron's among the early Mount Barker settlers.

Permission to wear the uniform of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders was received and the Tartan worn by the Band and the Regiment is the Cameron of Erracht.

The Band plays at approximately 50 engagements thoughout the year from dinner parties, weddings and Anzac Day parades to competitions, and of course, the Christmas Pageants which are the main fund raising activity of the Band.

Anyone wishing to book the Band for an engagement should use the Contact Us page.

If you would like to learn to play an instrument, again contact us to talk about it.

Take a look at the Band's website by clicking here HERE. (opens new window)



Thank you to our Sponsors.. Tom Haig