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The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes

Throughout its history, The Citadel has maintained a tradition of duty, pride and excellence as part of the cadet experience, and the Regimental Band and Pipes has been a part of that tradition since 1909.

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In 1991, the Regimental Band and Pipes became the first military college band ever to be selected to participate in  Scotland's world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - a month-long nightly event of music, pageantry and demonstrations by military organizations from around the world. In 2010, they performed in Edinburgh for the second time as the only organization from the United States.

As one of the 21 companies comprising the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, the Regimental Band and Pipes leads the way and sets the tempo that all other cadets follow.

While the Regimental Band and Pipes functions as a single cadet company at The Citadel, it has two parts - the Regimental Band and the Regimental Pipe Band. The Regimental Band is made up of about 80 cadet musicians. The Pipe Band is composed of a drum major and approximately 30 to 35 pipers and drummers.

At home on the parade field and in a concert hall, The Regimental Band and Pipes has earned an international reputation as one of the world's premiere military college bands, offering music with great variety and appeal. Members have marched during inaugural parades and national functions and played for the President of the United States on numerous occasions.

In 1991, the Regimental Band and Pipes became the first military college band ever to be selected to participate in Scotland's world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - a month-long nightly event of music, pageantry and demonstrations by military organizations from around the world.  In 2010, they performed in Edinburgh for the second time as the only organization from the United States.

In the summer of 2013 the bands will perform at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.

An important segment of cadet life at The Citadel, the Regimental Band and Pipes contributes to the morale of the Corps and helps to maintain the martial atmosphere of the campus. The band is an active organization that provides service to The Citadel in many capacities. It performs during the Friday afternoon dress parades and buglers control the daily schedule.

The band also is active at football games and inspires Citadel athletic teams and fans with its Pep Band throughout the year. Contributing to The Citadel's annual Christmas holiday celebrations, members form an ensemble that accompanies the many cadet choirs in the Christmas candlelight service. Numerous other events, ranging from holiday parades, formal ceremonies and special events, round out the yearly schedule.