About Us

Formed in 1984 and formerly known as the Albany Police Pipes and Drums, the City of Albany Pipe Band has a rich and storied history performing at hundreds of events throughout the Capital District. Originally founded by members of the Albany Police Department, today the band is made of civilians and competes in Grade V of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association and travels around the Capital Region playing to the delight of thousands.

Meet the Band

Fueled by Passion, thrived by CREATIVITY, that’s the easiest way to describe our band members.

Pipe Corps Drum Corps
Matt Wilson – Pipe Major Dick Rosbrook – Drum Major
Mike Foley – Pipe Sergeant Rob Gianino – Lead Tip
Glenn Braddock Joan Antonik
Bryan Braun Susan Dautel
Steve Dube Collen Fairbrother
Paul Hickey Gabriella Rounds
Paul Hunter Silas St. James
Sean Patrick Higgins Matt Truex
Tim Reilly  
Jeff Powell Instructors
Chris Shepherd Christina Hanks
Paul Simmons Mike Schoppe
Alice Thomas Graham Thompson
Ann Vandenburgh  
We are always looking for new pipers and drummers. Contact us for more info.

Some fun facts

Competitions Played

Facebook Likes

Awards Won

Parades Marched


We play numerous parades, competitions and festivals throughout the Capital Region. Come out and hear us.

Event Date Time Location
Albany St. Patricks Parade March 11 2pm Albany
O’Toole’s Restaurant Pub March 11 5pm O’Toole’s Pub
Scotia Glenville Outdoor May 6 Noon Celtic Hall
Siena Commencement May 14 9:45am Times Union Center
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Bazaar May 19 6pm Watervliet
Scotia Memorial Parade May 24 6:15pm Scotia
Cohoes Memorial Day Parade May 25 7pm Cohoes
Albany Memorial Day Parade May 29 9:30am Albany
Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade May 29 11am Bethlehem
Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Flag Day Parade June 8 7pm Burnt Hills
Troy Flag Day Parade June 11 1pm Troy
Firemans Parade with Verdoy June 17 1pm Glenns Falls
Clifton Park July 4th Parade July 4 Noon Clifton Park
Great American Irish Festival July 29 TBD Herkimer
Glengarry Highland Games August 5 TBD Maxville, Canada
Capital District Scottish Games September 2 TBD Altamont


We are a 501(c)(3) and gladly accept donations in any amount. All funds are used to further the education and awareness of bagpipe and drumming.

Get in touch

Our award winning band is available for occasions of all types from full band jobs to individual pipers for weddings or funerals. Get in touch with us to find out more.