Join us for the 11th annual Pipe Band Competitions, on Saturday, July 28th!

Festival attendees will be able to watch some of the best pipe bands in the northeast in a spirited, yet friendly, EUSPBA-sanctioned competition.  The competition begins at noon on Saturday and will conclude with a pipe band parade and massed band performance beginning at 5:00 PM. Check back here for more details as they emerge!

 

 

On Deck Order Play Time Band Name
Grade 5 Quick March Set
1:20 PM 1 1:30 PM Caledonian Pipe Band
1:30 PM 2 1:40 PM Galloway Gaelic Pipes & Drums
1:40 PM 3 1:50 PM Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band
1:50 PM 4 2:00 PM City of Albany Pipe Band
2:00 PM 5 2:10 PM Mohawk Valley Frasers
Grade 4 Medley
2:30 PM 1 2:40 PM Capital District Youth Pipe Band
2:40 PM 2 2:50 PM Mohawk Valley Frasers
2:50 PM 3 3:00 PM Rhode Island Highlanders
3:00 PM 4 3:10 PM Finger Lakes
Grade 4 Mini MSR
3:30 PM 1 3:40 PM Capital District Youth Pipe Band
3:40 PM 2 3:50 PM Mohawk Valley Frasers

Check out our 2017 photo gallery!

Comments on the 2017 GAIF Pipe Band Competition:

Michael Miller – Galloway Gaelic

“As always, you guys put on the best games, hands down.  Second to none!  Looking forward to next year!”

Patrick Sweet CRC

“We enjoyed the event very much. Thanks for all you do to make events like this possible…”

James M. Feeney MD, Talcott Mt. PB

“This was my first time at the contest, as you know, with the kids from Talcott Mountain…We had a wonderful time! That’s why the parade was genius. They were super excited to participate!  Also, we loved the band parking area right across from the circle. Excellent set up….All in all it was a wonderful contest and we will definitely be back!!”

Frank Riggio St. Anthony’s H.S. Celtic Friar’s Pipe Band So. Huntington, Long Island, NY

“Just wanted to take a moment, to let you both know that we had a great time at Saturday’s Competitions.  It was well worth the six hour bus ride each way.  We appreciate your hospitality and hard work in making the events run very efficiently.  Thanks again and we hope to see you both again next year (or sooner.)…The overall score for this festival was A+ in my book.  Great job to all who participated.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication.  We had a great time and a terrific learning experience.”

John Bottomley EUSPBA Judge Director of Bagpiping, United States Military Academy John Bottomley Bagpipes

“When I tell you I love coming up there, I mean it.”

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