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 Bagpipe or, If you have drumming experience (marching band, kit, drum line)…

Please contact us for information about joining the band. We also you to visit one of our weekly rehearsals at Buffat Heights Baptist Church on Monday evenings.

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

The Knoxville Pipes and Drums offers a combination of initial free group lessons starting at 5:30 pm on Mondays, as well as more advanced private instruction. If interested, please reach out to us to find out when the next beginner class is starting.

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!