A story that lives on…
The Band was founded in 1989 by a handful of pipers and drummers with a passion for traditional Scottish music, at the initiative of Yves TISON and Gilbert LE BIHAN. The Paris and District Pipe Band is a member of the R.S.P.B.A. (Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association), the official worldwide organisation counting several thousand pipe bands. James O’MAHONY led the Band until 1999, followed by Christian LE SAUX until 2003, and William THOMAS until 2014.
The present Pipe Major is Patrick LE DEVEHAT, with Fabrice KERVREN-PEIGNE as Lead Drummer.
The Band’s tartan is “Modern Caledonia”.
The badge evokes the historical links between Scotland and Paris, symbolised by Saint Andrew’s Cross and the Coat of Arms of the City of Paris.
The Paris and District Pipe Band regularly participates in national and international competitions, challenging the Band to continually perfect its musical skills.
- 2019 – Highland Games, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, France; Second Prize, 2/4, Second Prize, medley, Grade 4
- 2017 – Celtic Festival, Lorient, Brittany, France; First Prize, pipe band competition, category B
- 2017 – Highland Games, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, France; First Prize, 2/4 and medley, Grade 4
- 2016 – Strasbourg, France; First Prize, Grade 4; First Prize, Grade 3; Second Prize in Open
- 2014 – Strasbourg, France; First Prize, Grade 4; Second Prize, Grade 3; First Prize in Open
- 2011 – Scottish Championships, Dumbarton, Scotland (in memorable weather conditions); 9th place out of 24, Grade 4-A
- 2010 – Belgian Championship, Alden Biesen; Second Prize out of 18 bands, Grade 4; 5th place out of 10, Grade 3; Trophy awarded to drum corps
- 2009 – Belgian championship, Alden Biesen; 2nd prize, Grade IV; 5th place, Grade 3
- 2008 – British Championship, Birmingham, U.K.; 4th place, Grade IV-A; Drum Corps awarded title “Best Drum Corps”
- 2007 – Belgian Championship, Alden Biesen; 1st prize, Grade 4; 3rd ex aequo, Grade 3
- 2006 – Cowal Highland Gathering, Scotland; 6th place out of 20, Grade 4
- 2006 – Lokoal Mendon, Brittany; First Prize, Grade B, Ronsed Mohr Trophy
- 2006 – Tartan Day, Paris, France; 1st Prize
- 2005 – Belgian Championships; 3rd place, Grade 4
- 2005 – Tartan Day, Paris, France; 1st prize in Open
- 2004 – Belgian Championships; 3rd place in Grade 4
- 1997 – Highland Games, Perth and Crieff, Scotland; 2nd Prize, Grade 4
- 1993 – British Championships, London; 7th place, Grade 3
- 1990 – Belgian Championship; 1st place, Grade 4