The Penetangore Pipe Band
The Penetangore Pipe Band is a competition band that provides advanced instruction in bag pipes and drums.
Formed in 2001, Penetangore is registered as a not-for-profit corporation. Its purpose is to enhance the art form of pipes and drums by sustaining an organization in its host region that can successfully compete at the North American Championship Highland Games and the World Championship Highland Games.
Named after a river that flows to Lake Huron, Penetangore is pronounced Pen-ne-tang-gore. It is believed to be a deviation from an Ojibwe word that Scottish settlers understood to mean "river with sand on one side."
The Penetangore Pipe Band wears corporate tartan provided by Bruce Power. The band is led by Pipe Major Dave Goodall, Pipe Sergeant Doug Wickham, Drum Sergeant Jeff Boyle and Music Director Jake Watson. Ed Burgess serves as Drum Major.
The Penetangore Pipe Band is recruiting additional members for its 2013-2014 program which is now underway. The organization plans to field its current Grade 3 band in 2014 but is also soliciting interest in the formation of a Grade 4 or 5 group. Please contact us if you are interested.