History

In the late fall of 1972 a group of people interested in promoting piping and drumming in Lindsay and district got together and decided to form a Pipe Band to be known as PIPES AND DRUMS of LINDSAY.

An executive committee was formed with Ken Grace as President. lan Watt was appointed Pipe Major and John Lethbridge Drum Instructor. An instruction class was started and during the first winter practices were held in Parkview Public School. There were no shortage of recruits and with gathering momentum the band was able to make their first public appearance on April 30th. They played at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, Ontario. In early public appearances kilts of many tartans were worn with blue battledress tunics but gradually equipment was purchased and the band was completely dressed in the Ancient Lindsay tartan. During 1973 and 1974 the band took part in a total of 70 parades, fairs, and competitions. In 1974 the first Tattoo was held in Lindsay at the Lindsay Central Exhibition Grounds. In 1975 the band participated in the Scottish World Festival Tattoo at the C.N.E. Exhibition in Toronto.

Pipe Majors:

  • Ian Watt – 1972 to 1978
  • John Hunter – 1978 to 1990
  • Ken Grace – 1990 to 1999
  • Al Harding C.D. – 1991 to 2009
  • Colin Hill – 2009 to 2015
  • Glenn McDonald – 2015 to present