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Practice Schedule

Visiting pipers, bagpipe students and wantabes are invited to attend our practices.  Check with
Pipe Major Billy DuBose, 803-782-1958, Pascal Reber (803) 750-4182, or Gary Hipp, 737-3285, 345-5675 for details.

The Palmetto Pipes & Drums

Chanter Class & Pipe Band Rehearsals

Anyone interested in learning to play the Highland Bagpipes is welcome to attend our Bandís

lessons and rehearsals on Monday evenings at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church. We are a

"teaching band." This means that members of the Palmetto Pipes and Drums will help you learn

to play, hoping that you will stick with it, learn to play well, and in turn join the band and make

your own contribution to the life of the band. The little bit of money we ask for tuition goes into the

bands account to buy music, chanters, reeds and uniform items.


Monday evenings.

5:30-6:30 Chanter Class, for beginners through intermediate students

6:30-6:45 Business Meeting

6:45-7:15 Beginning Bagpipe Ensemble

6:45-7:15 Pipeband Chanter Rehearsal

6:45-7:15 Drumming rehearsal

7:15-8:30 Full Band Rehearsal


$60 Practice Chanter, for sale by the band if you donít already have one

$12 Sandy Jonesí Beginning the Bagpipe tutor book

$40 Tuition for the first 8 lessons


$100 Package for all of the above, save $12.

Note: The band will buy back your practice chanter for $30 if you decide later not to


Make checks payable to The Pipe Band


Forest Lake Presbyterian Church

6500 North Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206

(803) 787-5629

The church is on Trenholm Rd. (in Forest Acres, on the east side of the metropolitan area), at the

corner of Trenholm and Rockbridge Roads. People coming from Irmo/Chapin/Aiken usually take

I-20 to Two Notch Rd., and get on Trenholm near Columbia Mall. Those coming from downtown

will follow Gervais to where it turns right into Trenholm. From I-77-North, take the Decker Bvd.

Exit. If youíre on I-77-South, youíll have to take the Percival Road exit (because there is no exit

at Decker, southbound).

The church is as the corner of North Trenholm and Rockbridge Roads. There is a red light at that

intersection, and itís the only red light between Trenholm Plaza and Decker Blvd.-about half-way.

It is NOT the humongous Baptist church across the street. Call me or one of the others if youíd

like directions. 


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For a copy of the lesson plan click here.

For a copy of student requirements to move to advanced grades click here.













The Pipers & Drummers

The Music



Portlethen & District Pipe Band


Learn to Play the Pipes

Robert Burns Society
of the Midlands


The Nudist Colony Gig




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Bradley W. Schenck


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