Capercaillie Pipe Band History
The Capercaillie Pipe Band
was formed in 1961 as the Bruce County Junior Pipe Band , a competition
band, wearing the Bruce County Tartan, which you see in the background
of this screen.
The first Pipe Major was Bill
McLeod, local character, and all round nice guy (Hi Bill).
In 1994 the name of the band
was changed from the Bruce County Pipe Band to the Capercaillie
A "Capercaillie" is a rare
highland pheasant and is rumored to also mean "a big party" in Scots.
In 1997 the band amalgamated
with the Walkerton Legion Pipe Band.
Walkerton's band was founded
in 1980 by Ron Fleet under the sponsorship of R.C.L. 102.The past Pipe
Majors of Walkerton are Peter Pettigrew and Greg Fleet.
The following is a list of
Pipe-Majors who have led the band since its beginning in 1961: