Friday, July 18, 2008

Northwest Junior Pipe Band

This ain't your grandpa's pipe band.

Todd Schiele (President of the Northwest Junior Pipe Band) sent an email to let us know:

Shoreline is home to the Northwest Junior Pipe Band. It’s a volunteer-run non-profit organization founded in 1995 to promote Scottish piping and drumming and teach youth to play. Members range in age from 7 to 18, averaging around 13.

NWJPB is the Washington State Champion Pipe Band and they're the only youth bagpipe band from the United States going to the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland this year. They’re also the first (youth) pipe band from Washington State to ever go to the World Championships.

If you would like to see them practice sometime, just contact them. According to their website, they love to have visitors at practice.

Link to: NW Junior Pipe Band

Link to: NWJPB at MySpace, for music and videos (check out "Song for the Small Pipe")

Did you know Shoreline was home to such a talented bunch? Do you know of any other Shoreline based bands we should mention here? Post to the comments section and we'll take it from there.


  1. Thanks for sharing with everyone! NWJPB has more good news after Saturday's competition at the Portland Highland Games. The advanced band (Grade 4) placed first of four pipe bands, pushing their record for the season to and one second place and four first place finishes.

  2. whoops. I have one correction to your post. We're the first youth pipe band from Washington State to go to the Wordl Championships. There are adult band have gone, including the Keith Highlanders, who are going again this year. More info about their great organization is on

    Thanks again,