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Pipes and Drums

Bands tailored to each stage of the musical journey

Haileybury Pipes & Drums, a traditional and integral part of school life since 1957, offers students world-class tuition with weekly one-on-one lessons from champion piping and drumming tutors. The ensemble caters to students from year 4 to 12, providing opportunities for growth and leadership through various levels of bands tailored to each stage of the musical journey. Instrument options include the Great Highland Bagpipes, Snare Drum, Tenor Drum, and Bass Drum. Once students reach competition level, group rehearsals are held every Tuesday at the Wallace Centre, Keysborough.

The award-winning band boasts a remarkable track record, having won the state pipe band championships in Victoria 30 times since 1984. In addition to their state and national titles, Haileybury Pipes & Drums regularly competes internationally, providing students with the opportunity to travel and perform against their peers on a global stage.

Beyond musical development, the program fosters camaraderie and lifelong friendships through band camps, assembly performances, ANZAC day street marches, and overseas tours. Students can also pursue VCE piping and drumming as a precursor to a music-related tertiary course or to maintain balance within their broader studies. Leadership roles within the bands allow students to take on responsibilities and meet the expectations of their peers, teachers, and staff.

To enrol in the Haileybury Pipes & Drums program, students can access myHaileybury via the Performing Arts tab and click Pipes & Drums - Join. For any questions or further information, prospective participants can email