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78th FRASER HIGHLANDERS

PIPE BAND

Since 1982

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Since its inception in 1982, The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band has been an international leader in bagpiping and drumming, boldly presenting innovative music with subtle hints of Celtic tradition.  The band is a force that promotes the continuous improvement of musical skill-set through teaching, concert performances and professional competitions.  The band travels to Glasgow, Scotland every year to compete on the international stage at the most advanced level (Grade 1) in the World Pipe Band Championships.  The 78th holds 14 Canadian Championship titles, 14 North American Championship titles, a ranking position as one of the top 12 bands in the world 20+ times, as well as a very prestigious and historic title: that of being the first non-Scottish pipe band to win the World Pipe Band Championships in Grade 1 (1987).

 

The 78th has performed for packed halls in various parts of Canada, the United States, Northern Ireland and Scotland.  The band has professionally produced 8 recordings, with "Live in Ireland" being the most sold pipe band recording of all time.  These albums help reinforce the level of artistry and talent demanded by The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band.

 

The band is led by Pipe Major Michael Grey, Pipe Sergeant Robbie Beaton, and Drum Sergeant Drew Duthart

  • Michael Grey returns to the 78th Fraser Highlanders as Pipe Major, having been a founding member of the band that was the first non-Scottish band to win the Grade 1 World Pipe Band Championships.  The band is excited to have Michael back leading us to the next chapter of the Band's storied history!!!

  • Robbie Beaton has played with the 78th Fraser Highlanders since 2007.  He is an avid solo/band instructor, and most notably, won the Kansas City Silver Medal in 2014.

  • Drew Duthart brings 40+ years of pipe band service to The 78th, having previously played with the famed Shotts & Dykehead and British Caledonian Airways Pipe Band (winning multiple World Pipe Band Championships and Drumming Championships); in 2007, he led the drum corps of the 78th Frasers to win the World Drumming Championship.

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Meet the 78th

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Pipe Corps

Michael Grey - Pipe Major

Robbie Beaton - Pipe Sergeant

Greg Bowen

Conor Cooper

Kyle Coughlin

Lorne Cousin

Jamie Douglas

Paul DeBoth

Matt Greco

Brian Green

Tyler Harris

Andrew Hayes

Tyler Johnson

Ian K. MacDonald

Bruce MacLean

John McKay

Tommy Monroe

Victoria McRae

Alexander Rocheleau

Alec Rogers

Julz Sawyer

Pat Smith

Caleb Thibodeau

Adam Tingskou

MacGregor Van De Ven

Drone Tuners

Mike Baker

Duncan Pringle

Drum Corps

Snare

Drew Duthart - Drum Sergeant

Iain Bell
Blair Beaton

Wes Cole

James Kirkwood

Cameron MacDonald

Matt Page

Mike Poxon

Sloan Pierce

Kyle Wardell

Mid-Section

Matt Bellia - Bass

Courtney Green

Kyrianna Jorgenson

Taylor Page

Fiona Weir

Shanyn Young

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Gallery

Gallery

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Bruce 30th anniversary
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Walking off the field at Kincarding
Walking off the field at Maxville
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