About the Society
Based in Burnaby, British Columbia, the SFU Pipe Band Society is the musical ambassador for Simon Fraser University, the top comprehensive university in Canada.
The SFU Pipe Band with its youth development program, the Robert Malcolm Memorial (RMM) Pipe Bands, contributes to fulfilling the university's mission of innovative education, far-reaching community engagement, and striving to be a world leader in its field.
The SFU Pipe Band has been the World Champions on six occasions, as well as North American and Australian Champions, and are continually successful in local, national, and international competitions. The band has also performed concerts at some of world's most prestigious performing arts venues including Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and Lincoln Center. creating live recordings at these venues among its 12 albums and videos.
The Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band program provide a graduated development system for young pipers and drummers including a band in each of competition grades 5, 4, 3, and 2. Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Bands have won World Championships six times in three different grades.
All the Society's bands perform in competitions and community events throughout the year and across North America's Pacific Northwest as well as international venues.
Rob MacNeilSociety President
Jack LeeTreasurer, Director – Piping
J. Reid MaxwellDirector – Percussion
Damien BurleighSociety Vice President
Alan BevanVice President - Music Development
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The SFU and Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Bands would like to thank the following supporters for their financial assistance: The Government of British Columbia, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #263, Tartantown Ltd., Dr. Wayne Longstaff Chiropractor, City of Port Moody, City of Coquitlam, Gerry’s Vinters, Coquitlam & Mission Starbucks, Gardenworks Burnaby, Vancouver Aquarium, Grouse Mountain, City of North Vancouver, Triple Tree Nursery, Science World, Vancouver Canucks, Abbotsford Entertainment Centre, Vancouver Giants, Zone Bowling, Langley Gymnastics, RBC, TD Bank, Brand Images Marketing, Marten and Henry Chartered Accountants, Amos Tiles, Executive Inn Coquitlam, Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, Loblaws, LORDCO, Rokstad Power Solutions and Kinder Morgan Inc.
Simon Fraser University
The pipe band’s title sponsor and close partner, SFU is also one of Canada’s premier post-secondary educational institutions. SFU provides the band with funding, scholarships for band members, and practice facilities and in return the band performs for graduating students at all SFU convocation ceremonies and represents the university around the globe. It’s been a great relationship that we hope continues ad infinitum.
Tartantown supplies the world’s finest supplies to the SFU Pipe Band, and to pipe bands, highland dancers, and enthusiasts around the world.
Province of BC Community Gaming Grants Branch
The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band Society gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support and assistance of the Province of BC Community Gaming Grants Branch. This support enables us to teach and perform the bagpipes and drums in British Columbia, Canada and abroad.
Donations to the Society
Donations to the SFU Pipe Band Society are welcome and appreciated. Funds generated support the SFU Pipe Band and its youth organization, the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band, and are used to help the organization in the purchase of uniforms and instruments and to subsidize travel costs.
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