Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

More than 39 years of great music!

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Officially founded in 1978, Highland Light is the oldest pipe band on Cape Cod. The band started to come together a few years before that, and have been delighting audience since. Read more about the history of the band and how you can be a part of it.

The Highland Light welcomes new members, either experienced pipers and drummers or those looking to learn. We offer both bagpipe lessons and drum lessons to people looking to learn the instrument, and a challenge for the experienced players looking to better themselves. If you're interested in joining the band, get in touch with Sheldon Hamblin, the pipe major, for more details.

A Big Thank You

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We would like to extend a huge thanks to Falmouth Toyota for a their generous donation. As a non-profit teaching band, we have many expenses that go along with instruction and uniforms for our students and members alike. This year, we needed to outfit the band with new bagpipe chanters, and the help from Falmouth Toyota made that possible. When you're looking to learn to play the pipes, join our family, and stop by Falmouth Toyota to get the wheels you need to get to practice.

290 MacArthur Blvd, Bourne, MA 02532


We would also like to thank The Press Family Foundation for sponsoring the band in the Plymouth Hometown Parade. Their support allows us to bring the Scottish tradition to the largest audience every year at the Thanksgiving parade. 

The Press Family Foundation  
Adelita Press , Trustee
Plymouth, Ma. 02360

The band performs throughout Cape Cod and South Eastern Massachusetts at various parades and concert venues. If you're interested in coming out to see us, check the calendar of events for the most up to date schedule. The band is always looking for new opportunites to demonstrate the power and beauty of the Great Highland Bagpipe to new audiences. You can hire the full band, or a mini-band, by talking to the band manager, Doug MacLeod. The band also has members that excel with solo performances, including memorial services, weddings, and other special events. If you're looking for a piper to stun an audience for your next special event, or make your next parade or concert a wee bit more Scottish, invite Cape Cod's oldest pipe band.

In Memoriam:

Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band Members
  • William Hamilton

    - 2012

  • Rev. Dr. William Pierson Barker

    February 14, 1927- July 8, 2012

  • Paul Summer Welsh

    April 19, 1931 – December 8, 2017

  • Walter McKenna

    - 2012