A story that lives on…
The group was created in 1989 by a handful of bagpipers and drummers fond of traditional Scottish music, at the instigation 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), which lists several thousand bands worldwide. James O’MAHONY led the band until 1999, followed by Christian LE SAUX until 2003, then William THOMAS until 2014.
Today the Pipe Major is Patrick LE DEVEHAT and Bastien VAN EENAEME is the lead drummer.
The group’s tartan is “Modern Caledonia”.
The badge evokes Scotland and Paris, symbolised by the cross of Saint Andrew and the coat of arms of the city of Paris.
The Paris And District Pipe Band regularly participates in national and international competitions. Competitions energize the pipe band and enable it to assess its musical level.
- June 2019 – Highland Games of Bressuire – Second in 2/4 and second in medley in grade 4
- August 2017 – Lorient – First in the Pipe band competition category B.
- June 2017 – Highland Games de Bressuire – First in 2/4 and medley in grade 4
- May 2016 Strasbourg – First in grade 4, first in grade 3 and second in open.
- May 2014 Strasbourg – First in grade 4, first in open and second in grade 3.
- May 2011 – 9th out of 24 in grade IV A at the Scottish Championships in Dumbarton (Scotland) in memorable weather conditions
- September 2010 – 2nd out of 18 groups in grade IV at the Belgium Championship in Alden Biesen. The Drum Corps won the trophy. The PB ranks 5th out of 10 in grade III.
- September 2009 – second in grade IV and 5th in grade III at the Belgium Championship in Alden Biesen.
- June 2008 – 4th in grade IV A at the British Championships in Birmingham (England). The Drum Corps of Paris and District PB wins the title of “best drum corps”.
- September 2007 – 1st in grade IV and 3rd ex aequo in grade III at the Belgium Championship in Alden Biesen.
- August 2006 – 6th out of 20 in grade IV A at the Cowal Highland Gathering (Scotland).
- May 2006 – 1st in grade B at the Ronsed Mor Trophy (Lokoal Mendon).
- April 2006 – 1st prize at the Tartan Day (Paris).
- September 2005 – 3rd in grade IV at the Belgian Championships.
- April 2005 – 1st prize in open at the Tartan Day (Paris).
- September 2004 – 3rd in grade IV at the Belgian Championships.
- 2002 – 3rd in grade A at the Ronsed Mor Trophy.
- 2001 – 2nd in grade B and 5th in grade A at the Ronsed Mor Trophy.
- 2000 – For its first participation in Lokoal, the P&DPB finishes 1st in category B.
- August 1999 – First in Grade IV at the Highland Games in Perth (Scotland).
- August 1997 – 9th in Grade IV at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow (Scotland).
- August 1997 – 2nd in Grade IV at the Highland Games in Perth and Crieff (Scotland).
- September 1993 – 7th in Grade III at the British Championships in London.
- September 1990 – For its first participation in a Pipe Band competition, the P&DPB won the Belgian Championships in grade IV.