Sr. Pipe Major Ross Baxter- His Journey with the Bagpipes

An author Wilma Ebel has written a book about our Senior Pipe Major Ross Baxter. The book writes about his life from 1960 to the present and includes several photos.
People wishing a copy of the book should contact Wilma with their address. The book will be shipped directly to you and then you send your payment. to Wilma
Cost is $ 28 Canadian. You may Contact Wilma by phone 519 376 2074 or email

2021 Trip to Scotland

The senior members of Pipes and Drums of Canada have discussed future trips and it has been decided to return to Scotland in 2021.
Under the direction of Senior Pipe Major Ross Baxter Pipes and Drums of Canada will travel to Scotland in August 2021. Proposed visits include Aberdeen, Balmoral, Blairgowrie, Dundee, Dumfries, Oban , Crief Highland Games and  a performance at the Edinburgh Tattoo.The travel package would include accommodation, flights, bus transportation , breakfast each day and some lunches and dinners. Many of contacts required for this trip have been made. Dates and prices will be available as soon as possible. For those that attend band practice in Orillia further discussion will take place at our April 19th practice.
As for other trips all individuals or full bands are welcome to join us in this trip. If you are interested in joining this trip please reply to me by email so I can create a list of interested participants. Please distribute information to anyone you think might be interested.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.Chuck Penny

Tune Update – Abide with Me

Attached revised version of Abide with Me as corrected at Sunday’s  band practice. Thank you to Ken Griffin for his work on this revision.

New Tunes

Attached are four new tunes: 

  • Abide With Me
  • 23rd Psalm
  • Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
  • Leaving Liverpool

Thank you to Ken Griffin for arranging them. These are the versions Chris introduced at last practice.

New Tunes Oct 2019

Updated tune – Gardens of Sky

Attached is a revised version of Flett from Flotta/Gardens of Sky

Flett_and_Gardens of Skye

New Tunes – April 2019

The following tunes are attached:
1) Fairy Lullaby that might add to our music book
2) Lord is My Shepherd/ Abide with Me.  There are  two different orders  of play  Once order is determined it will be confirmed.
3) When the Piper Plays / Flower of Scotland 
For “When the Piper Plays” a solo piper plays once through then band plays through once, then into Flower of Scotland.  This replaces The Day thou Gave Us.



Updated sheet music

Attached is updated music for Flett from Flotta/ Gardens of Skye – flett april17

The band revised Gardens of Skye from the copy issued at March practice so you may disregard the earlier version.

New Tunes

A new tune has been added to the band music book:
In addition, the band is learning a new medley that includes the following tunes:
  • The MacNeil’s of Ugadale
  • Morag of Dunvegan
  • The Black Bear
  • Paddy’s Leather Breeches
  • The Massacre of Glencoe
  • The Bluebells of Scotland

Photos from the 2018 Trip to Scotland

A handful of nice pictures from the 2018 trip to Scotland have been posted on the Photo Gallery section of this website.

In addition, Andrew Sinclair has made available a great selection of photos through his Google Photo page.

Click HERE to see Andrews’s photo collection. 

Scotland 2018

The band is organizing a tour of Scotland in 2018 which will include events in Edinburgh as well as many other parades and functions throughout Scotland and Northern England. To date over one hundred and fifty pipers, drummers, colour party highland dancers and supporters have indicated an interest in being involved in this trip.

We have registrants from all across Canada and look forward to increasing the number of those wanting to take part. Click here to download our Member Information Registration Form.

Further information is available in the attached brochure. The brochure includes details on airfare, accommodations, meals, and dates which include both free time and performance venues. Payment details are also included.

The music list for the Scotland 2018 trip is available here.
The sheet music for these tunes is contained in our band music book which can be downloaded from the Music section of this website.