Members of the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band and the Arran Campbell Memorial Youth Pipe Band will take part in Piping in the Park Thursday in Polson Park.

Members of the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band and the Arran Campbell Memorial Youth Pipe Band will take part in Piping in the Park Thursday in Polson Park.

Pipers perform in Polson

The Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band and the Arran Campbell Memorial Youth Pipe Band will host Piping in the Park Thursday

Pipes and drums will be heard throughout Vernon’s Polson Park Thursday.

The Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band and the Arran Campbell Memorial Youth Pipe Band will host Piping in the Park at 7 p.m. at the bandshell.

“Piping in the Park is a free concert event that features traditional Scottish music and this year will feature the dancers from the Argyll School of Dance and Motion,” said Craig Tilander, a member of the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band.

The event is one of more than 40 that the bands participate in each year.

This year, the bands hosted the annual Spring Fling, which brought 10 bands from across the province to Vernon to compete in piping, drumming, marching and dancing competitions. The bands also participated in the second annual Okanagan Military Tattoo, which attracted bands and dancers from across the country for two shows in July.

“This year also included appearances in parades in Vernon, Falkland, Lumby and West Kelowna,” said Tilander.

The Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band was formed in 1984 and is the largest pipe band in the Okanagan Valley, with close to 40 pipers and drummers.

“They are the only group in the Interior with both a junior and adult pipe band,” said Tilander.

“Piping in the Park is the beginning of a new season for the band and registration for new students, young and old, that are interested in piping and drumming lessons will be accepted on Thursday night.”

Both bands practice and offers lessons each week on Monday and Thursday nights.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A male kingfisher at Vernon’s Polson Park. (David Guscott/North Okanagan Naturalists Club)
$78K in conservation grants awarded in the North Okanagan

The RDNO announced four recipients of its 2021 Conservation Fund Friday

Group of cowboys on horses out rounding up cattle, 1888. The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is celebrating Vernon Winter Carnival’s Wild West theme with a virtual trip back in time looking at the ranching days. (GVMA #5021)
Museum rounds up Vernon’s wild west past

Vernon Winter Carnival event, Meanwhile…Back at the Ranch, Feb. 9

Lake Country firefighters helped deliver a healthy newborn baby Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Pixabay)
Lake Country firefighters help deliver baby boy

Firefighters from the Winfield hall assisted with the birth of a healthy newborn Thursday morning

Virtual programming will assist the Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society in spreding environmental education. (ABNCS photo)
Vernon nature centre online with gaming grant

Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society benefits from provincial funds

Flooding has become a reality for many communities in the Okanagan Valley as the region faces more extreme weather storms, blamed on the impact of climate change. (File photo)
Okanagan high target for spring flooding

Higher snowpack and mild winter precipitation levels raise concerns for Canada’s insurance industry

Members of the Vernon Flying Club. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
WATCH: ‘Total freedom’: pilots fly in formation over Okanagan cities

Black Press Media got a first-hand look at what the Okanagan looks like, from above

A video posted to social media by Chilliwack resident Rob Iezzi shows a teenager getting kicked in the face after being approached by three suspects on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (YouTube/Rob i)
VIDEO: Security cameras capture ‘just one more assault’ near B.C. high school

Third high-school related assault captured by Chilliwack resident’s cameras since beginning of 2021

Skaha Middle School
Arrest made in indecent acts near South Okanagan schools

A 32-year-old man was arrested and released on strict conditions, say police

An individual at Rutland Senior Secondary school has tested positive for COVID-19. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Individual at Central Okanagan school tests positive for COVID-19

Authorities say the person is self-isolating at home with support from local health teams

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma State Rep. Justin Humphrey prepares to speak at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of Rep. Justin Humphrey. Humphrey, a Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season, He says issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism. (Steve Gooch/The Oklahoman via AP, File)
Oklahoma lawmaker proposes ‘Bigfoot’ hunting season

A Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season

Economic Development and Official Languages Minister Melanie Joly responds to a question in the House of Commons Monday November 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Federal minister touts need for new B.C. economic development agency

Last December’s federal economic update promised a stimulus package of about $100 billion this year

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Larry King attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton, in New York. Former CNN talk show host King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week, the news channel reported Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. CNN reported the 87-year-old King contracted the coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

King conducted an estimated 50,000 on-air interviews

BC Coroners Service is currently investigating a death at Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard in North Saanich. (Black Press Media File)
Drowning death in North Saanich likely B.C.’s first in for 2021

Investigation into suspected drowning Monday night continues

Kimberly Proctor, 18, was murdered in 2010. Her family has spent many of the years since pushing for a law in her honour, that they say would help to prevent similar tragedies. (Courtesy of Jo-Anne Landolt)
Proposed law honouring murdered B.C. teen at a standstill, lacks government support

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions has concerns with involuntary detainment portion of act

Most Read