Six-time world champions, as well as North American and Australian Champions, the SFU Pipe Band is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 29. (Submitted)

World champion SFU Pipe Band comes to Chilliwack

SFU Pipe Band will put on a celebration of culture, music and heritage at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

One of the world’s leading pipe bands, in all its glory, will be in Chilliwack this weekend.

Six-time world champion bagpipe group, the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, will put on a celebration of culture, music, and heritage at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Feb. 29.

Just like the explorer from which the university takes its name, the SFU Pipe Band has proved a pioneering force.

Formed in 1966, the band’s list of accomplishments is as long and storied as its history; ranging from being the first pipe band from outside of the United Kingdom to win the World Pipe Band Championships more than once, to being the first pipe band in the world to have performed at the esteemed Carnegie Hall.

This acclaim has led the SFU Pipe Band to possess a reputation for magnificence — and you’ll instantly appreciate how these players earned their prestige when they take the stage.

Sporting full Scottish regalia, these musicians proudly bring the timeless sounds of traditional Scots music to life with both passion and prowess, creating an ambience and a truly captivating musical and visual celebration of a rich cultural heritage that will both enchant and entertain you.

With the majority of their award-winning performances taking place at events such as the World Pipe Band Championship in Glasgow, Scotland, and at Highland Games across North America, this event will be a unique opportunity to witness the SFU Pipe Band in a concert setting.

Every performance by these pipers demonstrates the very pinnacle of musicianship, tradition, and striking aesthetics. Crafting a rousing image of the highlands as they perform a range of medleys and traditional songs, the SFU Pipe Band’s incredible presence is only matched by its ability to bring the nostalgic music of Scotland to life.

The sight and sound of these inspirational performers combine to transport you to Scotland’s heather-coated mountains and rolling glens, creating an evocative atmosphere that captures the most iconic elements of this enchanting country.

Simon Fraser University Pipe Band is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults, $37 and $35 for youth, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

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