Welcome

The University of Queensland Pipe Band, otherwise known as the World's Friendliest Pipe Band, is an award winning pipe band with numerous local and international accolades.

Welcome

The University of Queensland Pipe Band, otherwise known as the World's Friendliest Pipe Band, is an award winning pipe band with numerous local and international accolades.

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!

News

Find out about what the band has been up to.

Latest News

  • Pipe Major Advertisement

    Following the recent announcement that Andrew McCabe will step down as Pipe Major of the University of Queensland Pipe Band, Emmanuel College is advertising for a new Pipe Major.
    Details including the position description can be found at Emmanuel College’s Positions […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band to farewell founding Pipe Major after 18 years

    After 18 distinguished years of service as Pipe Major, Andrew McCabe has elected to step down from this position in 2016.
    Andrew’s tenure ends at a time when The UQ Pipe Band is a grade 3 competition pipe band and a […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band Scholarships Relaunched

    Emmanuel College has relaunched their pipe band scholarships just in time for university outcomes and residential applications.
    Any level of performer are welcome to apply to the scholarships along with their application to Emmanuel College and The University of Queensland.
    The scholarships are […]

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  • Pipes and drums for PNG ex-servicemen

    The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College are happy to be able to donate two sets of bagpipes and two snare drums to the Royal Pacific Islands Regiment (RPIR) Pipe Band in Papua New Guinea. The band for […]

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  • Connection to continue with St Andrew’s Hospital

    The band is thrilled to announce that our relationship with the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital is ongoing for another three years.
    Emmanuel College and the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital have common roots with a shared Scottish heritage, and […]

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  • 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 Event.
    Sunday 19 April saw A Patriotic Event fill the Brisbane City Hall with an afternoon […]

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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 goals for the year ahead. 2015 marks the band’s 17th year of performing in South-East […]

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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 that the band has participated at the popular annual event. Despite some less than ideal […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band hits new highs with latest championship title

    The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College has hit new highs at the 2014 Queensland Pipe Band Championships following its promotion to Grade 3 earlier in the year.
    Presentation of certificates at the Queensland Pipe Band Championships.
    The upgrade follows national and international […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band climbs the competition ranks

     
    The UQ Pipe Band Performing in Glasgow, 2013
    The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College has been upgraded to a Grade 3 band, just in time for the 2014 competition season.
    Pipe Bands Australia officially upgraded the band from Grade […]

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