Published : Monday, July 9, 2018 | 4:15 PM
Plan now to attend the July 29 Pasadena Scottish Pipes and Drums final concert before the band heads to Scotland to participate in the 2018 World Pipe Band Championships.
“The Road to Scotland” Concert at the Westerbeck Recital Hall at Pasadena City College is also a fundraiser to help finance the cost of the band’s 22 members making the trip. Some of the band members are competing internationally for the first time.
The Pasadena Scottish Pipes and Drums, also called the Pasadena Scots, was formed in 2006 and is comprised of competitive Grade 3 and Grade 5 pipe bands based in Southern California. The group has been dedicated to the study and performance of Scottish bagpipe and drum music, and both bands are proud to wear the beautiful California State Tartan.
The bands have an extensive competition schedule from February until October every year and perform at events in the Southern California area throughout the year.
This is the third time in the band’s history that they will travel to Glasgow to compete against bands from around the globe.
The Pasadena Scots will be one of the few pipe bands representing the U.S., so the concert on July 29 is a rare chance to come out and show your support.
If you haven’t seen a bagpipe band perform in California before, now is your chance.
The Road to Scotland Concert will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $20, and children under 12 are free.
To purchase tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3459430.
For more about Pasadena Scots, visit their website, www.pasadenascots.com/events.
The Pasadena City College Westerbeck Recital Hall is located at the main campus at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena.