Madison Pipes and Drums - Title Bar

Hire Us

The entire band as well as individual band members are available for hire to play at weddings, funerals, anniversaries, and other celebrations.

Pipers in highland garb are traditional enhancements to weddings, where they often play during the bride's march down the aisle, while people are exiting the ceremony, outside the church after the ceremony, or at the reception. At the passing of those of Scottish descent, pipers may play at the funeral to remind the rest of us of the importance of heritage to the person who has gone on. And pipes always provide a unique and lively entertainment at any sort of celebration, from birthdays to anniversaries to family reunions and miscellaneous events such as golf outings and welcome home parties.

We will confirm that we have received your message and get back to you as soon as we determine who is available to play at the event. When supplying the start time, please remember to allow for at least 15 minutes for tuning before the performance for a solo piper, and 30 minutes for a group of musicians.



At this time, our online form is down. For the time being, please contact either Steve Melde or Christopher Brand to hire pipers or drummers.


In your e-mail please provide your name, an e-mail address and phone number where we can contact you, and the date, time, and location of the event you want us to play at.

If you are inquiring for a funeral or other event in the immediate future, please also be sure to contact Steve Melde.

If you are trying to set a date and time for an event for which you want a piper, please consult our performance calendar to identify times for which no one will be available.

Band Manager - Steve Melde          Pipe Major - Christopher Brand          Band President - David Bradley
Madison Pipes and Drums is a non-profit organization for the purpose of education and entertainment through the promotion of Celtic music and heritage.