The CBU Pipe Band was formed in 2014 with a collection of 7 youth. Today it has grown to include 40 members with dedicated weekly practices and ongoing recruitment of new youth and adults interested in learning Highland Bagpipes or Drumming. Our goals are to foster the development of new players in this field and provide musical and cultural enrichment for the youth and adults of Cape Breton. We are planning to compete at the North American Pipe Band Championships in August, 2019, and in future at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
Our non-profit association is always fundraising and we are extremely grateful for the community support we receive. In addition to supporting our ongoing fundraisers the band does accept donations and because we are affiliated with Cape Breton University, we can offer tax receipts direct through the University or online at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/cape-breton-university/. If opting to donate online please select CBU Pipe Band from the drop down menu to direct the funds to our group and contact us to let us know about your donation. Donations go towards purchasing kilts and instruments that the band requires.
If you are interested in donating please contact:
Gift Card Raffle
We are currently selling tickets on a collection of gift cards. This prize is valued at over $500.00. Tickets are $5.00 each and the draw date is April 27th. Contact the band for tickets.
CBU Pipe Band Dinner
The CBU Pipe Band will be hosting a dinner and auction at the Iona Legion on April 27th. Stay tuned for more details as they become available
The band is selling seeds through Vesey's Bulbs. All orders and money are due by April 1st. Contact the band if interested in purchasing seeds to support the band.
We are extremely thankful to band donors and their contributions to our growing organization and our uniform needs. Thanks to these donors we have outfitted our band with a set of kilts and are working towards our second band's uniform.
Dr. Katharine A. Kellock Medical Inc
Dr. Dana Hawley Orthodontics
Ratchford Photographic Studio Limited
Applied Wealth Strategies
Frenchvale Road Fire Department
R Gerrow and Son Fisheries Ltd.
Office of Mayor Cecil Clark
Wilson Investments Ltd
Donors wishing to remain anonymous
In addition to donations made to the band, the band owes a large thank you to many supporters/sponsors who have helped the organization develop. Please click on these links to visit these amazing organizations:
Cape Breton University
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Foundation
The Gaelic College
MacArthur School of Dance
The College of Piping Summerside PEI
John Walsh Bagpipes
The Scottish Lion
Cape Breton Gaelic Society