The University of Queensland Pipe Band, otherwise known as the World's Friendliest Pipe Band, is an award winning pipe band and the current grade three Queensland Pipe Band Champions.

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Upcoming Performances

View our events calendar and find out where we will be peforming

Our History

The band was recently promoted to Grade 3, this follows more than 15 years of hard work and dedication from many current and former band members. Read about our history here.

Hire Us!

The UQ Pipe Band has performed at all types and sizes of events, find out how you can hire us to perform at one of your events!


Find out about what the band has been up to.

From The Blog

  • ANZAC Centenary, 2015

    This year marks the ANZAC Centenary and the band is honoured to be participating in events that coincide with this occasion.
    The finale at A Patriotic […]

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  • Happy New Year!

    Tonight, we had our first practice for 2015. It was great opportunity for the band to get together following the festive season to brainstorm some […]

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  • Woodford Folk Festival 2014

    The University of Queensland Pipe Band recently returned to Brisbane following another successful year at the Woodford Folk Festival. This year marked the fourth time […]

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“Emmanuel College Pipe Band is a much loved institution within the University of Queensland. It encapsulates the finest elements of the tradition of the pipe band. I am confident that it will represent Emmanuel College and the University at the World Championships with distinction and I wish it all the best.” Mr John Story, BA Qld., LLB Qld., FAICD Chancellor, University of Queensland