The Veterans Memorial Pipe Band is a civilian pipe band sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #2006 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Veterans Memorial Pipe Band was founded in the fall of 2000 and began performing in the spring of 2001.
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In tribute to the VFW and the county in which it resides, the band wears the Crawford clan tartan. The band is a part of the Ohio Valley Branch of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association and competes as a Grade V level competition band in EUSPBA contests.
In addition to competitions we perform for various functions relating to the VFW, parades, Celtic festivals, and in other varieties of events traveling each year to West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Individual members perform at solo competitions, weddings, funerals, and other special occasions.
Veterans Memorial Pipe Band includes men and women ranging in age from high school students to retirees and draws members from a large geographic region including Pittsburgh, Erie, Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. The band is under the direction of: Pipe Major-Ross Williams, Pipe Sergeant-Josh Whitson, and Drum Sergeant-Ian Gurd. Despite the vast area that our members come from, we meet once a week for practice at the post. Membership is open to musicians seeking an enjoyable setting to improve their skills, perform, and interact with others dedicated to Scottish music.