Kingston, Ontario

The Rob Roy Pipe Band was established in 1953 in Kingston, Ontario and is a strong community organization with a long history of offering instruction in piping, drumming and dancing, with the dancers forming in 1962. As one of only a few permanently integrated band and dancer groups, Rob Roy performs in many engagements (parades, community events, competitions) a year throughout Canada, the United States, and Scotland.

While in Scotland, the band and dancers have performed at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Blair Atholl Castle, Prince’s Street Gardens in Edinburgh, the Rob Roy Visitor Centre in Callander, and are one of the only bands that have been permitted to play inside the walls of Stirling Castle. In the past the band has also competed at the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland. Many of the bands’ pipers, drummers and dancers also compete successfully in solo competitions.

Rob Roy currently competes in pipe band competitions at the Grade 5 and Grade 3 level. It takes pride in its teaching program for all disciplines associated with the organization, with a mission to provide professional lessons to any member of the Kingston community who wishes to learn to learn the bagpipes, drums, or to highland dance.