Join CCH and learn about Highland culture and the basics of the pipe band.

We are committed to providing a fun and informative opportunity for members of the Austin community to learn about not just bagpiping, but Scottish culture.  Anyone may attend our Monday practices, but by joining, you get the opportunity to train with our group members, are eligible for our apprenticeship program and can start working paying events .  You do not need to own a set of pipes to get started- you will start using a practice chanter.  You will get to work with all the other members to learn the mechanics of the chanters and the pipes themselves as you progress.    We offer chances to travel to the regional festivals and engage in the community.  

What's included when you join our group?

Becoming a band member provides you with the equipment and instruction you need to get started with bagpipes or further explore you bagpiping experience.  Our band covers:

  • Band Song Book

  • Uniform allowance

  • Paying events

  • Apprenticeship Program

  • Group instruction

  • Special Group Events and Programs for further education

What performance opportunities will we provide?

Capitol City Highlanders is a "for hire" group, but we also play several festivals, charities and other opportunities.  It is common for us to play:

  • Parades (July 4th, Frontier Days, etc)

  • Corporate Events

  • Weddings

  • Funerals

  • Festivals (St. Paddy's Day, etc)