Gr 4 MacMillan-Birtles Places 9th in the World!

After their first time ever on the Glasgow Green, MacMillan-Birtles made it into the Finals, where they place 9th overall, with the drum corp being 6th in the world!

Here is video of their qualifying MSR run:



Grade 2 MacMillan Wins at Fairhill


MacMillan Pipe Band (shown in the photo above) competed against Atlanta Pipe Band and won both the medley and MSR events at the Colonial Highland Gathering at Fairhill on May 20, 2017.  MacMillan-Birtles (Grade 4), and MacMillan-Dunn (Grade 5) Pipe Bands placed third in their respective competitions.  MacMillan and MacMillan-Dunn’s Drum Corps won the drum corps prizes for their grades.

MacMillan Cleans House at Winter Storm!!


A hearty congratulations to our MacMillan drummers and piper who took home some hardware from Winter Storm this weekend in Kansas City! Kevin Watkins placed 2nd in the Grade 3 Piobaireachd competition. In Professional Tenor Drumming, Sam Johnson placed 2nd. In Intermediate Tenor Drumming, Dawn Meade placed 2nd. In Professional Bass Harry Meade placed 2nd, and Ben Elkins won Gold!

On the Road to Success!

The MacMillan bands have been hard at work this season, so we’ve had little time for updating here on the site. If you’ve been watching us on our Facebook page, you will have no doubt heard of our successes both at the Jersey Shore Celtic Festival and at the Glasgowlands Scottish Festival!

MacMillan-Birtles took first place at Jersey Shore against a strong field of eight bands, and remains undefeated this season!

At Glasgowlands, the MacMillan Pipe Band took a first place against our friends NY Metro and a very strong field of grade 3 challenge-ups!

Both bands look forward to continuing their successes as they travel to Ontario next weekend to compete in the North American Championships!

MacMillan Debut at Dunedin!

Dunedin GamesMacMillan has been hard at work this off-season polishing a brand new MSR and Medley, and welcoming some fresh blood to the organization! It’s been a long Winter, but the band is ready to kick this season off in style!

In one week the top-level band will be packing and boarding planes for a weekend away in sunny Dunedin, FL! It will be MacMillan’s debut performance in Grade 2, and first time competing at the Dunedin Highland Games. The band is very much looking forward to meeting up with our friends, the City of Dunedin Pipe Band next weekend.

The Dunedin Games will also be the official contest debut of MacMillan’s new Pipe Major, Andrew Donlon, and Drum Sergeant, Alex Kuldell. The two leaders have worked diligently to  prepare the band for the upcoming season, arranging and teaching new music, and getting the band contest-ready for the 2016 season.

We’ve got our shades and our sunscreen – see you all in sunny Dunedin!