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Under the leadership of Pipe Major Scott Williams, Pipe Sergeant Madelyn Evans-Langlois, Drumming Instructor Ray Halliday, and Lead Drummer Judy MacMullin-Smith, the Clan Thompson Pipe Band rehearses each week in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. First formed in 1984, the band competed successfully at the Grade 3 level for almost a decade, winning the Grade 3 North American Championship in 1989. In the early 90s, the band took an extended layoff, but was re-formed in 2006 and has since become a popular concert and parade band with performances across Nova Scotia, and in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

In 2016, the band staged two benefit concerts in churches in the region, with two more in 2017, and three in 2018.   It is a thrill for the band to be accompanied by pipe organs, flutes, accordions, vocalists, trumpets, etc., and to play for Highland dancers. The concerts proved to be very popular, and as a result, four are planned for 2019 at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church in Stellarton on May 26th, St. Paul’s United Church in Westville on June 2nd, St. James United Church in Antigonish on July 7th, and St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church in Arisaig on August 18th.

With a current roster of twenty-six musicians, pipers and drummers of all ages, who come from many different parts of the province, we strive for excellence and are proud of our teaching program. If you are a piper or drummer, or want to become one, contact us. We welcome new members and have teaching programs for anyone who might like to develop piping or drumming skills.

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 Looking for a new Pipe Major!

p/m Scott Williams

      p/m Scott Williams

After 22 years as the pipe major of the Clan Thompson Pipe Band, Scott Williams has given the band notice that he will be retiring at the end of this current performance season. “The band has been a major part of my life for so long,” says Williams, “It is difficult to imagine what it will be like not being its pipe major. I am now in my seventies with some health problems, however, and find that my stamina is not what it used to be, so it is time for a younger person to take charge. I sincerely hope the band finds someone before I leave my position in October.”

Click here to read more about Scott Williams and the Clan Thompson Pipe Band, 


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