Albemarle Pipes & Drums

Join the Band

The Albemarle Pipes & Drums Membership is open to anyone willing to learn Scottish bagpiping or drumming regardless of race, religion, creed or lifestyle.

Current membership ranges from U.Va. students through retirees; including current members of Albemarle County's police department, fire & rescue, and the public school system. All members play in the band voluntarily and live in Charlottesville or one of the surrounding counties.

The band offers a scholarship to a qualified middle/high school student for lessons in Scottish piping or drumming.

We are currently recruiting:

  • Drum Sergeant - lead and instruct
  • Drummers - all levels
  • Pipers - all levels

Interested persons should contact Pipe Major William Plail at 434.944.4589 or use this simple form.