Shuswap Pipes ‘n Drums

The Shuswap Pipes ‘N Drums is a community band which fosters traditional Scottish music excellence, friendship and community involvement. The involvement of the Shuswap Pipes ‘N Drums spans many communities, sharing a close relationship with the Revelstoke Highlanders Pipe Band. The two bands have provided mutual and beneficial support for each other for many years.

Those interested in learning how to play the bagpipes or drums can contact the band using or Pipe Major Hugh Bawtree at

Salomon Arm practices are held at the Salmon Arm Legion most Monday evenings at 6:30 pm.  It is best to contact us before you come by as many Mondays are holidays.

In Revelstoke practice is every Tuesday evening  at 6:30 and most Saturdays at around 2:00.  Practices held at the Revelstoke Legion, 600 1st Street W.  Contact Louisa at or Rachel at for more information.

Each year the bands in the interior of BC gather to socialize and compete at an event called Spring Fling.  This event was initiated by our own Archie MacConachie over 40 years ago!   The bands in attendance compete in four events:  Musical medley, Band on parade, Skit and Dance.  In 2023 the event was hosted by the Kelowna Pipe Band who were celebrating their 100th anniversary.  We were very excited to win the overall trophy!  In 2024 the event will take place in Trail, BC the weekend of May 3-4.

The band is also available for hire! We can provide solo pipers, mini bands or a whole group, suitable for any occasion.  Contact band manager Mary Thurber if you wish to book for your next event

The band would like to thank the City of Salmon Arm who have given us a grant to purchase new matched pipe chanters.  Having matched pipe chanters makes it much easier for a pipe band to sound good! We look forward to playing at events in Salmon Arm and around the Shuswap with them. May be an image of text that says 'CITY OF SALMONARM'

In 2022 the band received a grant to celebrate the Queens’ Platinum Jubilee.  We would like to thank Heritage Canada for their support.  Videos of us playing can be found on our Platinum Jubilee page.

The band would like to thank the following for their continuing support.  It is greatly appreciated.:

  • Sicamous Legion, Branch #99
  • Enderby Legion, Branch #98
  • Revelstoke Legion, Branch #46
  • Salmon Arm Legion, Branch #62
  • The Shuswap Community Foundation
  • City Of Salmon Arm

Band Pages

Current Band Music: Tunes Page  – for band members

Canada Day 2022 – showing off the Queens Platinum Jubilee Banner and our new black shirts for summer wear.
Performed at the Kimberly Pipe Band’s anniversary Tattoo in 2018
We like to play at Craigellachie on the Trans Canada Highway between Sicamous and Revelstoke. The Canadian Craigellachie is most famous for being the site of the “Last Spike” of the CPR, driven by Sir Donald Smith, a director of the CPR, on November 7, 1885
Spring Fling 2019, Nelson, BC
Placed in Medley and 6/8 March!

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