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60th Anniversary Performance by the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band

June 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the 60th anniversary for the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band!

Live music is a staple at Piper’s Opera House and pipe bands are no exception. This performance will showcase both pipers, drummers and the Northern Nevada Scottish Highland Dancers!

In 1961 the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band officially formed and became incorporated. The founding members included future Pipe Major, teacher, and most enduring piper, Dr. James F. Flanagan, Junior. It was under Flanagan’s leadership that the Sierra Highlanders expanded their membership and performances. They played in parades throughout the Reno area, and diverse venues such as San Francisco’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, and county fairs in Flanagan’s hometown of Quincy, California. The Sierra Highlanders became a fixture of Carson City’s Nevada Day Parade each year. Fans would travel great distances to see the band play.

They are the first band from Nevada to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. 

The Sierra Highlanders have worn the multi-colored tartan of the proud Buchanans since Scotty formed the band in 1961. With some of our kilts wearing thin again, the band has voted to switch to the MacKay tartan, in honor of John Mackay.

The Show: The Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band will perform two 30 minute sets with a brief intermission.

$12/person – All ages welcome! Seating is first come, first served.

Bar provided upstairs.

Buy Tickets Here!

For questions or more information, please call 775-847-0433 or email info@pipersoperahouse.com.

For more information on the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band , please visit https://www.sierrahighlanderspipeband.com/


Piper’s Opera House
(775) 847-0433


Piper’s Opera House
12 B. Street
Virginia City, 89440 United States
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