City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums

A Grade 4 pipe band based in Alexandria, Virginia, the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums (CAPD) plays a prominent role in parades, festivals and special events throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area. Combining precision marching with innovative musical arrangements, the band has been delighting audiences for over three decades.

Patterned after a traditional military pipe band with more than 20 active pipers and 10 drums, the band is under the musical direction and leadership of Pipe Major John G. Sprague and Drum Major Kevin Donnelly

The band has performed at the White House, foreign embassies, a gubernatorial inauguration, the President's Cup golf tournament, rock concerts, university commencement exercises, military ceremonial balls, and many other prestigious events. .

The band maintains a year-long schedule of parades, local concert appearances and competitions at highland games. CAPD has consistently placed among the top bands within its grade in EUSPBA’s Mid-Atlantic Region.

CAPD is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

CAPD welcomes recruits at all levels of experience. Admission as a playing member depends on practice attendance and skills evaluation by the band's instructors. Practices are held each Wednesday from 7-10PM at 9001 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax. Observers and prospective recruits are invited to attend with the permission of the pipe major.

Alexandria Irish Festival
August 8, 2015

A Scottish Heritage Weekend: Outlander Style!
September 19, 2015

Spectacle at Stone Hill
October 23, 2015

Band Practice
November 11, 2015

Band Practice
November 18, 2015

Band Practice
November 25, 2015

Free Concert: Kirkin of the Tartans
November 29, 2015

Band Practice
December 2, 2015

Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Parade
December 5, 2015

American University Fall Commencement
December 16, 2015

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