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.
Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Bands 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.