Pipe Major Willis now a FEATURED ARTIST for R.G. Hardie & Co.!

Metroplex United is delighted to announce that our own pipe major, Matt Willis, has been added as a featured artist for the R.G. Hardie & Co.!

Matt WON his current set of P. Henderson pipes (made by R.G. Hardie & Co.) at the January ’17 Winter Storm concert in Kansas City! There was a raffle, and two tickets were purchased, and the rest is history! These Henderson pipes immediately became his go-to instrument for just about everything, and the tone could not be more robust and steady.

A bit more on R.G. Hardie & Co.: R.G. Hardie & Co. is based in Maryhill in the heart of Glasgow and lead by Alastair Dunn, double Gold Medallist and Pipe Sergeant of ten time World Champions, the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band. He has worked with Duncan Campbell, a craftsman with R.G. Hardie & Co since 1962, to develop the current range of bagpipes and chanters offered today. The company enjoys a steady rate of growth, shipping bagpipes all over the world to places such as North America, Australia, Europe, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, India and Brazil.

A busy St. Paddy’s Season for MUPB!

All of us in Metroplex United Pipe Band are delighted to have such a full docket of performances this green season! For Friday 3/17, we’ll be performing a pub crawl starting at the Kung Fu Saloon at 8:00pm and then hitting 4 other venues all in walking distance, as well as performing at the Dallas Farmer’s Market and Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art!

On Saturday, the whole band will perform at the Shannon Brewery in Keller at noon and again around 2pm.

More details on our Events page! Come out and see us!

 

MUPB Takes Home Two First Place Wins at OK ScotFest!

MUPB had a great weekend earlier this month in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the 37th Annual OK ScotFest. The band competed in both Grade 5 and the Open Medley, winning first place in both events.

These are the first top placings for MUPB which come in the organization’s third year, having formed in 2013. Previous attempts at ScotFest yielded a 2nd place Grade 5 finish in 2015 and a 3rd place Grade 5 finish in 2014.

Now the band sets its sights on November, when MUPB will again compete at the Salado Highland Gathering. See you there!

It also must be said that the trophies themselves are great to look at!

Trophies picture with some special whiskey brought along to celebrate in the event of a first place win, and a few other trinkets dear to the band.

Trophies pictured with some special whiskey brought along to celebrate in the event of a first place win, and a few other trinkets dear to the band.


 

1st Annual Burns Supper in Dallas on 01/22/15

Metroplex United Pipe Band is excited to announce our 1st annual Burns Supper! Traditional Scottish food, drink, poetry, and and music! Come out and help us celebrate!

Ticket includes:

• Traditional Haggis dinner

• Beer, wine, whisky (must be 21 or older), and soft drinks (all ages)

• Concert by Metroplex United PIpe Band

• The poetry of Robert Burns read by Gaelic speaker Matt Ragan

Early-bird tickets now available for $25 (plus ticket processing fee) and $18 for children 3-13 (plus ticket processing fee) until December 25! Tickets will be $30 for adults and $22 for children (plus ticket processing fee) after 12/26/15.

Veteran’s Day Events for 2015

Metroplex United Pipe Band had a chance this past weekend to play at the 50th anniversary Veterans’ Day Parade in downtime Grapevine and were fortunate enough to get our photo the Channel 11 writeup: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/11/07/grapevine-honors-veterans-with-downtown-parade/

We’ll be playing a private event in Gainesville tomorrow, November 11. This is the band’s second year to be able to play for the city of Gainesville, and we’re proud to be returning.