Mike Carpenter - Pipe Major

Pat has been a Piper for close to 40 years. He learned to play the pipes with the Flin Flon Legion Pipe Band in northern Manitoba while a university student. He serves as a solo piper for the Lower Mainland Colour Party, and Honour House Society, as well as at many other lower mainland events. He has been a member and officer of the New Westminster Pipe Band / RCL Br. #83 Pipe Band since 1997. In addition to playing the bagpipes, he's an accomplished sing-along pianist.

Pat Buchannon - Pipe Staff Sergeant
Allan Leslie - Pipe Sergeant

I started playing the bagpipes almost 50 years ago. The first band was St. Thomas More Pipe Band. Our teachers back then were Malcolm Nicholson and his daughter Norma. After graduating I stored the pipes away for 17 years. It wasn't until I met up with Pipe Major Albert Duncan did I want to return to a band .After 5 years with Albert & Branch 83 I switched to The City Of NewWestminister Pipe Band.