City of Adelaide Pipe Band

South Australia

About the Band

The City of Adelaide Pipe Band is South Australia's premier pipe band. Founded in 1991 by a group of young and enthusiastic South Australian pipers, their intention was to create an enjoyable, competitive pipe band to represent the state in high level competition and public performances both locally, interstate and overseas. Over two decades later, this is exactly what they're still doing.

Despite the bands relatively short history, the band has experienced success both on and off the contest field. The band has attained 2 Australian Pipe Band Championships, 4 Victorian Pipe Band Championships, and 19 South Australian Pipe Band Championships.

Off the contest field, the band has had the opportunity to perform live and in concert with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, John Farnham, Rod Stewart, as well as at public events including the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Royal Adelaide Show, and at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany, France.



The band is currently led by Pipe Major Andrew Fuller, who is a foundation member of the band. The band wears the Blue Ramsay tartan and features the Coat of Arms of the City of Adelaide on many items of uniform.

In addition to its endeavours on the competition and performance circuit, the band has always had a strong commitment to the development of the next generation of musicians. With this in mind, the band provides tuition, guidance and management to the Learners Programme which instructs school age students and provides an ideal stepping stone for the next generation.