Piping Live! Big Band

We are delighted to announce that the Piping Live! Big Band is full! No more applications can be taken, as we have reached our 100 pipers and drummers! Thanks to everyone who has applied so far. 

We want to celebrate Piping Live! with a massed band of all the pipers and drummers that are here in Glasgow that will also support a fantastic charity – Asthma UK. The parade will take place on Monday 8th August. Whether you are in a band of not, come and join the Piping Live! big band, for your chance to take part in the festival.

Joining the band will be top pipers and drummers from across the globe, and you could be part of it too!

Through this scheme we are supporting Asthma UK. It can be seen that there is a link between playing the Bagpipes and a reduction in the symptoms of asthma, and we wanted to highlight this by supporting the wonderful work of Asthma UK.

So we are looking for pipers – chanters too – and drummers to join us. So register today to be part of something special at Piping Live! 2016.

  • Enter online below and join the band
  • You will be issued with details about the tunes we will play – but rest assured, it will be playable for all levels of piper!
  • £10 joining fee – You will receive an exclusive Piping Live! Big Band t-shirt and at least £5 from every entry will go towards Asthma UK
  • We will provide you with a sponsor form if you want to raise any extra for Asthma!

Performing details

The Piping Live Big Band will parade on Monday 8th August
The Piping Live! Big Band will meet at Blythswood from 11am.
They will form up, ready to leave at 11.30am, and will parade to George Square
At 12 noon, you will enter George Square and take a salute from our Piping Live! Big Band Chieftain.
Stewards will accompany the band as it makes its way down.
So come along and join in, and have the chance to play alongside some of the top names in piping!

Register before 12 noon on Monday 25th July to guarantee your t-shirt in your chosen size!

Registrations are now closed.