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History of Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band 

Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Inc., established in 1909, fosters and encourages the art of playing bagpipes and drums. Tuition is provided for people of all ages interested in joining the band by either learning to play bagpipes or drums, and ensures the future continuance of the Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band.

The band proudly supports the Community by taking part in various events throughout Ipswich City and also proudly advertises our Heritage City by taking part in various events nationally and internationally. The band charges a fee for the majority of engagements with this money going towards band equipment, instruments, uniforms and also associated costs in the running of the Band Hall in Limestone Park. The band wears the tartan of Cameron of Erracht.

Planning has commenced for the band's centenary, which will be celebrated in 2009. It is intended that a history of the band be published. If you, or members of your family, have been involved with the band in some way, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for stories, photos and memorabilia that shed light on what the band has been doing over the years.  Please go to the "Contact Us" page to email the history team.
The first article written by the band's historian, Sandra Kirkwood, is available to read here.

Funding for the Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band 100 year history book has been provided by RADF grant.  The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Ipswich City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.