Highland Bagpipes & Scottish Drums for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Metroplex United Pipe Band was founded in 2013, with the idea of creating an environment that welcomes everyone interested in performing on the highland bagpipes and Scottish-style drums. For the 2017, Metroplex United has been upgraded to Grade 4 after a very successful competition season. In 2016, MUPB won two first victories at the 2016 Oklahoma ScotFest, both in the Grade 5 competition and Open Medley. Earlier competition results include second place Open Medley at the 2016 Arkansas Scottish Festival and Games, second place at the 2015 Oklahoma ScotFest Grade 5 competition, and third place at the 2015 Arkansas Scottish Festival and Games. MUPB is a member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association.
Metroplex United is available for events from weddings to festival performances. We also offer lessons on the highland pipes and Scottish-style drums. Click the links in the menu above for more details.
Leading Metroplex United is Pipe Major Matt Willis. Matt has been playing the pipes since 1996 and was a member of the Silver Thistle Pipes & Drums (Austin, Texas) from 2000 to 2005, including a competition performance at the World Pipe Band Championship in Glasgow Scotland in 2001. Matt is currently a member of the Celtic rock band Rathmore based in Dallas, TX. He is a full-time piper and plays private performances as well as teaching folks from across the Metroplex how to play the pipes.