Celtic Christmas

Celtic Christmas returns this December 11th at 3pm! Held once again at the lovely Claremont United Church of Christ in Claremont, CA.

This Celtic Christmas is the third in an annual Christmastime concert series and the seventeenth presentation of a concert by the Blandford Band in memory of Pipe Major Kevin R. Blandford. The band will present traditional bagpipe and drum music along with original arrangements for organ and bagpipes by Jeffrey H. Rickard and Kevin R. Blandford. Matt Keating, director of the Claremont Community School of Music, will conduct the bagpipe, brass, and percussion ensemble to complement the Church’s Glatter-Goetz/Rosales organ. The young talents of the Glendora and Upland High Schools’ Pipe Bands and Highland Dancers Colten Kraus, Eilidh Kraus, and Weston Kraus will be featured in the show too! The concert is rapidly becoming a Christmastime tradition for Celtic music lovers throughout the Inland Empire.

Tickets are on sale now in our website store.

Drum Lessons

We are starting a training program for drummers looking to develop their current skills or looking to learn. Sessions will be held twice a week, Wednesdays from 3:15 – 5:15 pm and Sundays 12 – 2 pm. Sessions will cover reading and writing drum scores. For more info or to sign up, reach out to Mario at drummer.training@blandfordbands.org

The Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band was founded in 1974 as the City of San Bernardino Pipe Band. The current name was assumed in 2003 in honor of the late Kevin Blandford. The Band, under the direction of Pipe Major Alexander Walker and Drum Sergeant Carl McEntire, fields two competitive ensembles, a Grade 4 and a Grade 3, and can be found performing at a variety of events in Southern California and across the United States. If you are interested in hiring the Band please visit our contact page.

The Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the IRS as R. P. Blandford & Son Pipe Band. All donations and purchases are tax deductible. For more information, please contact the Executive Board at: executiveboard@blandfordbands.org.

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