City of Adelaide Pipe Band

About the Band

The City of Adelaide Pipe Band is South Australia's premier pipe band and was founded in 1991 by a group of young and enthusiastic South Australian pipers. Their intention was to create an enjoyable and competitive pipe band to represent the state in high level competitions and public performances. Nearly three decades later, this is exactly what the band is still doing.

Despite a relatively short history, the band has experienced success both on and off the contest field. The band has won 2 Australian Pipe Band Championships, 4 Victorian Pipe Band Championships, and numerous South Australian Pipe Band Championships.

Off the contest field, the band has had the opportunity to perform in concert with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, John Farnham and Rod Stewart.

The band regularly performs at public events, both locally and internationally, including the:

  • Australia Day Parade

  • ANZAC Day Parade

  • National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

  • Salisbury Christmas Pageant

  • Royal Adelaide Show

  • Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

  • Festival Interceltique de Lorient (Brittany, France)

  • City to Bay Fun Run

  • Adelaide City Council's "Lighting of the Christmas Tree"

  • Ethnic Schools Association Parade

  • WOMADelaide

1998 Australian Pipe Band Champions (Grade 1)
2019 Festival Interceltique de Lorient

The band is led by Pipe Major Andrew Fuller and Drum Sergeant Joshua Troup and proudly wears the Blue Ramsay tartan. Many items of uniform feature the Coat of Arms of the City of Adelaide. The band competes in pipe band contests in Grade 2.

2008 Australian Pipe Band Champions (Grade 2)