The Knoxville Pipes and Drums welcomes new players and students who are prepared to make a commitment to practice and attendance.  Our biggest requirement of you will be a willingness to work hard and HAVE FUN.

    If you already play the Great Highland Bagpipes or,

    If you have drumming experience (marching band, kit, drum line)...

Please contact Pipe Major Tracy Wilson or Drum Sergeant Ashley Holt for information about joining the band.  ALSO, we encourage you to visit one of our weekly rehearsals at Buffat Heights Church 2800 Mill Rd., TN on Monday evenings, starting at 5:30pm.

    If you want to learn to play pipes or snare, tenor or bass drums 

The Knoxville Pipes and Drums offers a combination of initial free group lessons and more advanced private instruction. 

Learning to play these instruments is similar to learning other instruments. 

The keys to progress are:  practice, persistence and patience.

The rewards of practice, persistence and patience are:  the satisfaction of mastering a difficult instrument and the sheer joy of making wonderful music.

The ultimate goal of mastering these instruments is:  joining the Knoxville Pipes and Drums as a playing member!

The equipment you will need in order to begin lessons varies by instrument.  Please contact one of the people listed below to find out more about when lessons are scheduled and what practice items you will need to purchase.

Piping instruction:  Please contact P/M Tracy Wilson, Band Manager John Rose or Beth Morgan for information.

Snare drum instruction:  Please contact   D/S Ashley Holt for information.

Tenor/Bass drum instruction:  Please contact Angela Wilson for information.