The Prince Albert Highlanders Pipes & Drums is a recreational Highland pipe band whose primary purpose is to entertain folks with a variety of traditional Celtic tunes from the 1700, 1800, and 1900's.
While we are not a military pipe band (but have many ex-military members), the tunes we play and our formal uniforms allow us to provide the respect and ceremony required for such functions. Similarly, because we are civilians, our informal "uniform" and repertoire also allows us to thoroughly entertain and excite our pub-going audiences. We believe that our audiences have fun when we are having fun.
The Prince Albert Highlanders Pipes & Drums has been around since at least the early 1900's and likely earlier. The most recent manifestation of the band was (re)formed in 1983 with a government grant and donation by the Prince Albert Optimist Club. Founding members of the band, Howard Finan, Scott Meekma, and Dave Monette created Saskatchewan's northern-most pipe band and obtained second hand highland regalia from a former Calgary pipe band.
Since its formation, the P.A. Highlanders have played for audiences across Saskatchewan and Alberta as well as in China, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Mexico, and the United States.
The band frequently welcomes visiting pipers and drummers into its ranks for practices, performances and parades.
Our members include both women and men of nearly all ages. We come from Prince Albert, Shellbrook, Duck Lake, Saskatoon, Melfort, Tisdale, and other surrounding areas in Saskatchewan. We are also regularly joined by the finest pipers and drummers in the Battlefords, and Meadow Lake.