The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and His other Realms and Territories King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith (aka King Charles III) is happening on 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey, London, England. A concert will then be held at Windsor Castle on the 7th , followed by "The Big Coronation Lunch".  On the 8th there is a promotion of volunteering through "The Big Help Out".

On Saturday 21 May 2023, the Northwest Territorial Pipe Band conducted a piping maintenance workshop.  Bagpipes were disassembled, bags tested and adjusted, pipes inspected and re-hemped and so forth.  Three new pipers carried out maintenance on three sets of band bagpipes under the instruction of Andrew Bruce and Lorie Crawford.  At the end of the workshop these three pipers then blew their first notes on the bagpipes.  The Band welcomes them and looks forward to them getting up to speed and playing with the Band.  

Members of the Northwest Territorial Pipe Band gathered at the Ceremonial Circle in Yellowknife at noon on Monday, September 19, 2022 to play a few tunes (including Diu Regnare and Amazing Grace) as a tribute to the memory of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

This was an unscheduled event and it did draw some spectators.  Participating were Lori Sutherland, Lorie Crawford, Jennifer Zhu, Ian Rennie, Ryan Gordon and Brad Heath.  Lori, Ryan and Brad played during the visit in the summer for the Prince of Wales, who is now His Majesty King Charles III.


The Northwest Territorial Pipe Band continues with its training in preparation for a very busy summer.  Here band members are at chanter table with our instructor from Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, Andrew Lee.  Chanter table is a time where pipers take turns going through a tune and identify and resolving problem areas and flaws in technique.  We have also been working on the beat and timing.  In this image we see Lorie, Lori, Alex and Ian.  Brad is taking the picture.

The summer promises to be a busy summer.  To see the schedule of events check out the Calendar.