Pipes and Drums – Goals and Objectives

1. Establish and maintain a solid and respected Regimental presence in the community by:

  • high quality performances at requested military and civilian functions
  • competing in local highland games and building our professional image
  • performing in parades in Calgary and surrounding communities

2. Maintain the pride and respect the soldiers of the Regiment have in their Pipes and Drums by:

  • attending all requested Regimental parades
  • performing for members of the Regiment at celebratory functions
  • maintaining high standards of dress, deportment and performance as set out by the Regiment

3. Create and maintain a supportive infrastructure to ensure high quality performances by:

  • working co-operatively with Regimental Chain of Command
  • working co-operatively with the Calgary Highlanders Regimental Funds Foundation
  • relying on the support of Canadian Forces School of Music
  • using effectively, keeping in good condition, and developing sound replacement strategies for our instruments and uniforms
  • developing a feeder system of young musicians
  • attracting and supporting good leadership with the Pipes and Drums

4. Ensure our sustainability by continuously attracting new musicians to act as members of Pipes and Drums by:

  • providing training to military standards in performance, dress and deportment
  • offering an opportunity to build character in an organization with history and promise
  • providing sound leadership and pride in accomplishment
  • providing the opportunities and challenges to perform for larger audiences at world-class venues

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