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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 has its headquarters 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 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. It was a thrill for the band to be accompanied by pipe organs and to play for Highland dancers. The concerts proved to be very popular. Three are planned for 2018: at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church in Stellarton on May 27th, St. James United Church in Antigonish on July 1st, and St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church in Arisaig on August 19th.

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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 Concert in Antigonish
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After the tremendous success of their May concert at Sharon St John United Church in Stellarton, the Clan Thompson Pipe Band presented their concert for a second time at St. James United Church in Antigonish on July 3rd, 2016. Once again, the band drew a large and appreciative audience. In addition to selections performed by the band, plus several numbers by members of the band, the audience enjoyed songs by well-known entertainers, James MacPherson, Margaret MacDonald and Sheumais MacLeod, harp selections by Thea Huard and Ed Watson, and flute selections by Emry Van Der Weil. One of the highlights of the two-hour concert was the processional, Highland Cathedral, accompanied on the organ by Sheila Davison.



           







Upcoming Events


DateEvent
June 23, 2018 Privateers Days Parade 
June 24, 2018 Rehearsal for the July 1 concert at St. James U.C. 
July 1, 2018 Concert St. James United Church 
July 4, 2018 Concert, deCoste Centre 
July 6, 2018 Antigonish HG (official opening) 
July 7, 2018 Antigonish HG (Saturday) 
July 11, 2018 Concert deCoste Centre 
July 18, 2018 Concert, deCoste Centre 
July 25, 2018 Concert deCoste Centre 
July 28, 2018 Inverness Gathering Parade 
July 30, 2018 Rehearsal for Special Olympics opening ceremonies 
July 31, 2018 Special Olympics Official Opening Ceremonies  
August 1, 2018 Concert, deCoste Centre 
August 4, 2018 Special Olympics Closing Ceremonies 
August 5, 2018 l'Escaouette Parade Chéticamp 
August 11, 2018 Judique "On the Floor Days" Parade 
August 15, 2018 Concert deCoste Centre 
August 18, 2018 Canso Regatta Parade 
August 19, 2018 Concert Church of St. Margaret, Arisaig 
August 22, 2018 Concert deCoste Centre 
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