Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

Atlanta Steeplechase

Bagpipers at Atlanta Steeplechase, 1997.
Back row,  L-R: Charlotte Clarke; Berkeley Strobel, pipe major; Wayne Coleman; Ron Dachs. Front row L-R: Chris Rickert; Don Bogue, drum major.

The AHPD has been honored to participate in opening ceremonies for the Atlanta Steeplechase for many years. This photo was taken in 1997, the first year the steeplechase was held at its current location. In prior years it was held at the Seven Branches Farm in Cumming.

Marching on the deep, thick grass on the stretch is always a challenge,  but this photo, Continue reading Atlanta Steeplechase

AHPD Travels to Scotland — Twice!

Pipefest 2005. Photo: Carol Thompson

In August of 2000, The AHPD marched in the Millennium Piping Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, along with thousands of  bandsmen from around the world.  The parade, in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care, stepped off behind Edinburgh Castle and went through the heart of the city’s New Town on Princes Street. Continue reading AHPD Travels to Scotland — Twice!

At the Fox with The Chieftains

Atholl Highlanders USA with at Fox Theatre with The ChieftainsPerforming on a world-class stage with world-class musicians in front of a large appreciative audience is something we’ll never forget.

In February of 2009, The Chieftains contacted us about whether a unit of 10 musicians from our band could accompany them on stage for their concert at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Of course we said yes!

HOW Long?!

The concert was less than three weeks out, and we needed to learn two new pieces of music as a band. Continue reading At the Fox with The Chieftains