'Tis the season to show your holiday cheer with RMM's first ever Holiday Video Extravaganza!

  • What: We asked members of the RMM Pipe Band organization to make their very own holiday themed video and submit it to be entered to win 1 of 4 Tartantown Gift Certificates.
  • Who: This was open to everyone in the RMM Organization. drummers, pipers and even parents and family members could get in on the fun by making a cameo appearance in videos. Instructors were encouraged to participate, but will not be entered in the draw.
  • Where: The video could be filmed at home, or on location if they wanted a more interesting backdrop.

We received some absolutely fantastic submissions. Please take the time to click on each of the videos below. If they don't fill your heart with holiday cheer, we don't know what will. Please find a short write up and the links to the YouTube videos below. You will also find a bonus video submitted by our very own snare Instructor Scott Robertson.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first ever RMM Christmas Video Extravaganza! I hope you all enjoy watching these fine videos. Happy Holidays from everyone at the RMM Pipe Band.

Ronan and Fergus Terry: In one word. WOW!! This is a full-on theatrical production. The entire Terry family came together to make this video and it is a full story complete with a narrator, two very memorable characters, laughs, heartwarming moments, and of course bagpipes. Watching this video could become a Christmas tradition for pipers and drummers around the globe! It could go viral…jussayin...

Alex Lye: A lovely rendition of “Up on the Housetop” complete with percussion and a cameo by a certain red-nosed reindeer.

Kaitlyn Lye: Jingle Bells like you’ve never heard it before! No, not on the tenor drum. In this video Kaitlyn gives the pipes a try, with a bit of help from her big sister.

Jacob and Zach Robertson: These two young pipers played a lovely Christmas medley including “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” “Good King Wenceslas” and “Deck the Halls”. Note the fantastic Christmas sweaters and flannel pants. Looking very festive lads!  

Hannah Focken: In Hannah’s own words “So I wanted to play Amazing Grace for anyone this holiday season who may be grieving, homesick, mentally/physically drained, stressed about covering gifts, worried about the future, or even just enjoy this tune. Hope you enjoy!”

Ian MacPhail: A very chilly looking and very well played “Good King Wenceslas” by our very own hockey-playing, PS5-loving, Elf-t-shirt-wearing (out in the snow) bagpiper.

Liam Boyle: With a highly embellished and fast-paced rendition of the holiday favourite “Jingle Bells”, Liam was the one person to take the suggestion of wrapping oneself in Christmas lights to heart!

Liam “The Chicken-man” Courchaine: Sadly, this is the last Chicken-Man video we are ever going to get. So, take it in folks! Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is the final encore of the artist (formerly) known as The Chicken-Man. Fare thee well Chicken-man, we look forward to what costumes 2021 will bring.

Jack Martin: Jack decided to bring us back to the days before colour TV (and Covid) with a black and white video Christmas medley! Including “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” “Good King Wenceslas” and “Deck the Halls”

Elise Svangtun: Elise brought the season in with a flourish with her accompaniment to the holiday classic “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. She is not only accompanying the tune with her awesome tenor drum skills, but also with her wardrobe. Check out the awesome Rudolph sweater, complete with red nose.

Bonus Video!!! Scott “Your Friendly Neighborhood Drum Instructor” Robertson from 2011