The City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums (CTPD) is under the directorship of Pipe Major Bill Tetrick. (Pictured Left) P/M Tetrick is the former Pipe Major for the 7th U.S. Cavalry Pipes and Drums. He served in the United States Army and is an accomplished musician. CTPD is a Non-Profit Organization and has been performing since 1976.
The CTPD endeavors to engage and enhance the Scottish and Celtic music landscape by playing the Great Highland Bagpipes and Drumming at diverse venues and events. The band's mission is to bring the vitality of the Scottish Highland culture to people everywhere by performing traditional and contemporary piping arrangements across Oklahoma and other states.
As a competition band, The City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums competes throughout the region, including Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and one of the nations largest highland games in Estes Park, CO. Besides placing in competitions, the band has numerous awards for individual piping and drumming including the 2005 Champion Supreme Drum Major in the MWPBA.
CTPD is a member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association.
City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums was invited to be a part of the Centennial Massed Pipes & Drums in Oklahoma City on Oct. 14, 2007. The band considered it a privilege to have been a part of Oklahoma's 100th birthday celebration and the "State's Grandest Parade".
The City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums performs for weddings, community events, military reunions, formal dinners, conventions, concerts, funerals, church functions and parades. The band is involved with many school systems, both public and private bringing the skirl of the Great Highland Bagpipes and the sway of the kilts to students from elementary to high school. The band also performs at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater campus, for their spring and fall commencements. Additionally, the band performs at The University of Oklahoma (Tulsa Campus) and Connors State College Commencement ceremonies.
The CTPD is a fixture at the Oklahoma Scottish Festival every third weekend in September at a venue in Tulsa where many individual members work hard to bring a competitive piping and drumming event to Tulsa and N E Oklahoma.
The band had the honor of performing with world renowned Scottish recording artist Isla St. Clair when she toured the United States. More recently, the band was invited to perform, on stage, with 'Pipes & Sticks on Route 66' in April 2012. The ensemble, composed of world class pipers, Angus MacColl, Willie McCallum and Stuart Liddell and drummers, Jim Kilpatrick, MBE (Scottish Snare) and Mike Cole (Bass) toured "The Mother Road" from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA.
If you are interested in booking the band for an event, please feel free to contact us. We are always looking for experienced or beginning pipers and drummers. Follow the 'Joining CTPD' link to start your journey with the Great Highland Pipes and Drums.