The Northwest Territorial Pipe Band has been serving the community of Yellowknife for over 50 years.  It is made up of musicians who freely volunteer their time and talent to the group. Our members do not receive payment for band performances.  As with all organizations, we have costs involved in keeping us going.  As a not-for-profit, we do not make profits but that does not mean we run at a loss or burden our members with all the costs. 

We rely on grants, donations, fundraising and payment for performances to meet the requirements of operating a band, such as equipment, uniforms, instruments, workshops and instruction etc. For example a kilt alone costs around $900.  Kilts need to be adjusted, repaired and dry-cleaned now and then.  A set of pipes costs around $1,500.  Most pipers purchase their own pipes (so this is a cost to them).  A new drum is around $900 (and the band does pay for that).  A workshop with instructors is also very expensive and typically lasts for a weekend.  Funds acquired by the band are used to keep it operating.

Many performances are available without charge to the community, however we do request payment for private performances.

Our fee schedule is as follows:

Type of Event

Proposed Charge/Donation

Charity-based fundraiser, parade or auction

free

Veteran's events - Remembrance Day

free

Funerals for Veterans

free

Individual pipers to play at Remembrance Day ceremonies at schools

free

Community events, for example Canada Day parade

free

Private, corporate or Government run events, ceremonies, memorials and celebrations requesting the band (5+ players)

$500.00

Private, corporate or Government run events, ceremonies, memorials and celebrations requesting a single piper

$150-$250

(This is not a band fee, and is individually set by and paid directly to the single piper)

You may contact the band by email by sending an email to Pipe Major Lori Clark (loridclark04...AT...gmail...DOT...com).  The AT is for @ and the DOT is for . .  This is to avoid robot spammers. Lori Clark can discuss hiring the band or connecting with a solo piper for your event.