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 Anna – Lead Tip
Mike Battenfeld Amelia Braddock
Connor Braddock Pat Burns
Glenn Braddock Susan Dautel
Tom Callahan Collen Fairbrother
Erik Christian Justin Fairbrother
Paul Hickey Jenny Martin
Sean Higgins Gabriella Rounds
Mary Houghton Steven Stein
Matt Martin Matt Truex
Jeff Powell Instructors
Tim Reilly Wes Cole
Chris Shepherd Christina Hanks
Paul Simmons Graham Thompson
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

2019 Events

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

Event Date Time Location
Albany St. Patrick’s Parade March 16 2pm Albany
Celtic Hall Event March 16 6pm Celtic Hall
Scotia Glenville Outdoor May 11 ~2pm Celtic Hall
Siena Commencement May 12 9:45am Times Union Center
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Bazaar May 17 6pm Watervliet
Jonesville VFD 100th Anniversary Parade May 18 Noon Clifton Park
University at Albany Commencement May 19 10am Albany
Scotia Memorial Parade May 22 6:15pm Scotia
Cohoes Memorial Day Parade May 23 7pm Cohoes
Maplewood Memorial Day Parade May 24 6:30pm Watervliet
Albany Memorial Day Parade May 27 9:30am Albany
Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade May 27 11am Bethlehem
Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Flag Day Parade June 13 7pm Burnt Hills
Hudson Valley Celtic Festival June 22 TBD Milton
Clifton Park July 4th Parade July 4 Noon Clifton Park
Glasgowlands Scottish Festival July 20 TBD Northampton, MA
Great American Irish Festival July 27 TBD Herkimer
Goshen Pipe Band Challange August 24 TBD Goshen
Capital District Scottish Games August 31 TBD Altamont
Firemans Parade (Available for hire) September 7 1pm Coxsackie


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 all types of occasions from full band jobs to individual pipers for weddings or funerals. Get in touch with us for details.