Got bagpipes? These military bands do

Julia LeDoux
March 15, 2019 - 1:49 pm
Military bagpiper

Photo by Senior Airman Javier Alvarez/Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs


Members of military bands are known for jamming out on guitars, drums, the sax and any number of other musical instruments. But have you ever seen a service member or student at one of the nation’s military academies slay a piece of music on the bagpipes?

Check out these videos below. They’ll have you donning a kilt and grabbing for a set of pipes all your own:

Here's the Coast Guard Pipe Band performing in the 2011 St. Patrick's Day in New York City:


Coast Guard Pipe Band performing the sea service's hymn, Semper Paratus:


The 77th Army Band and Costello's Own Bagpipers at a Tribute to Veterans:

"Sweet Child O Mine" as covered by Costello's Own:

A performance by the Citadel's Regimental Band & Pipes:


Battle of the Army and Navy academies Pipe and Drum bands:

West Point cadet Pipes and Drums Band:

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