Pipes and Drums band’s Quarantine Tour

The Battle River Pipes and Drums Band have been all over east-central Alberta on what they called their “Quarantine Tour” performing primarily at hospitals, lodges and senior care centres including Veteran, Alta. on July 4, 2020. ECA Review/Submitted

The Battle River Pipes and Drums Band (BRPDB) has been all over east central Alberta on their Quarantine Tour.

What started off as a fun idea in Wainwright turned into a two-month tour, where the band visited various communities of their band members, such as Camrose, Hardisty and Viking.

They played primarily at hospitals, lodges, and senior care centres. On June 27, they visited Heisler, Forestburg and Galahad.

On July 4, the BRPDB played in Coronation, Veteran and Consort.

The turn out at each location has been immense and the feedback incredibly supportive! There has been an average of 15 band members playing at every stop in their newest additions to their uniforms: matching kilts and purple shirts.

While there are currently no more scheduled stops on the Quarantine Tour, there are various ways that you can support the band since their fundraising events like Tartan Day and

Gathering of the Clans Highland Festival have been cancelled for 2020. You can purchase Quarantine Tour T-Shirts and various other products on their website, you can hire the band to perform, or you can simply make a donation.

All proceeds go towards further developing the uniforms for the band.

by Karli Grove

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