The NWT Pipe Band wishes all of our friends and our families a very Merry Christmas – and health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year.  God bless us one and all!

Members of the NWT Pipe Band working on tunes and technique during "chanter table" at our 2018 band workshop. (Pre-COVID)

The NWT Pipe Band hopes to resume beginners' piping lessons sometime in 2022.  

Pandemic restrictions by the Government of the NWT currently prohibit the playing of woodwind instruments in indoor public places.  The Great Highland Bagpipe and practice chanter are each woodwind instruments.   We are practising on electronic chanters.  When we practice in person, physical distancing, masking and double vaccinations are mandatory.

We plan to start beginner piping lessons as soon as the restriction on wind instruments is lifted by the Chief Public Health Officer of the Northwest Territories.  We are working on getting an exemption from the prohibition from the Chief Public Health Officer.

We expect that beginner lessons on practice chanters will be held Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. once Band practices resume on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please contact us via our NWT Pipe Band page if you are interested in piping lessons and we'll let you know ASAP when lessons are scheduled to begin.  

Please note: NWTPB beginner piping lessons are for adults only.