SFU Pipe Band Robbie Burns Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction – Saturday January 26th, 2019
A celebration of culture through Scotland’s most famous poet.
On Saturday, January 26th, 2019 the Robert Malcolm Memorial Youth Pipe Band will be celebrating twenty-five years of excellence and leadership for youth by hosting their annual Robbie Burns Dinner at the Executive Inn and Suites in Coquitlam, BC.
The pipes are calling you to join us in celebrating the life and work of Robert Burns - Scotland’s iconic cultural voice. Taste the haggis, watch the highland dancers, hear the words of Robert Burns, and listen to the pipes and drums on this five-star evening. What better opportunity to don your kilt and finest highland attire than a celebration of Scotland and its most famous poet? If your kilt happens to be at the drycleaners that evening, business formal attire will do. You won’t want to miss our incredible silent auction featuring the works of local artisans and small businesses. All proceeds will support the RMM Pipe Band organization. We look forward to an evening of Scottish fun and entertainment with you!
The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band has garnered a reputation as one of the world’s most accomplished pipe bands and a Canadian music icon. Having won no less than six world championships and recorded albums in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, the band continues to push the boundaries of the artistic world with Scotland’s national instrument. The SFU Pipe Band rose to prominence in the 1980s before winning their first World Championship in 1995 and again in 1996, becoming the first pipe band from outside of the United Kingdom to win the title more than once. Since then, the band has played at venues including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, and the Lincoln Centre in New York. Under Pipe Major Alan Bevan, the band placed 5th for the second year in a row at the 2018 World Pipe Band Championships in August.
The Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band is the SFU Pipe Band’s junior organization consisting of four bands and a beginner instructional program. The organization was founded in 1994 after two members of the SFU Pipe Band, Robert and Malcolm, were killed in an automobile accident. Since then, the band has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful youth pipe band organizations. The Robert Malcolm Memorial Grade III band also competed at the 2017 World Pipe Band Championships in the prestigious Juvenile category taking home the Clyesdale Shield.
With uniforms and instruments costing well over $2,000 per member, fundraising is an important part of keeping our musical tradition alive. All proceeds from the Robert Burns Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction will benefit the RMM Pipe Band organization. We look forward to you joining us for our fundraising dinner and help promote piping, drumming, and Scottish heritage while enjoying a night of good music, entertainment, and fun.
To donate funds directly to the band you can visit our donations page for more information.