Welcome to the official web site of the City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band.
Established in 1946, the Band is one of the longest active and largest pipe bands in Tasmania. We offer a free structured tuition program for pipes and drums. In recent years, the Band has developed a unique teaching program and we actively encourage new members with a formalised process for induction and training. The band comes under the leadership of Pipe Major, Matt Holzberger and Drum Major, David Marshall.
The Band is active in community-based events throughout the year, including ANZAC Day marches, Hobart Christmas pageant, monthly performances at Salamanca Markets, and regional fairs at Bream Creek and Middleton. The Band has attended competitions in Victoria, attaining third place overall in grade 4 at Daylesford (2009) and Ringwood (2011). In addition, the Band can provide solo pipers or mini-bands to add something special to any event whether weddings, funerals, corporate events, parties...
As an incorporated non-profit organisation, we rely on the success of fundraising events throughout the year to supplement the income from band engagements. If you would like to book or sponsor the Band, then please contact us through this website or call 0418 107 175 (Niall Mitchell).