Garrett Highlands Pipes and Drums

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The Garrett Highlands Pipes and Drums, originally formed in 1979, plays regularly at local and regional events and also is the host band for the McHenry Highland Festival in McHenry, Maryland.  The band practices weekly on Wednesdays and visitors are welcome.  The band also welcomes new members and provides instruction in both pipes and drums. The band recruits from and serves the tri-state areas and consists of members from Oakland, Deep Creek Lake, Frostburg, and Cumberland, Maryland as well as from West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

New Students Join the Band

The newest student members of Garrett Highlands Pipes and Drums include Seamus McGoldrick and David Crowell pipers, and Rich Moore, snare drummer. We also welcome back Maureen Moore, piper! 

WHEN WE TEACH AND PRACTICE:   Every Wednesday night at the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department (31 3rd Street). Lessons are offered at 6:00 before our regular band practice at 7:00.  Students take 15 lessons, learn about marching routines, and are assimilated by the band when ready.  Students and parents can also be involved in the band in other ways. 


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email or call 301.501.0304.

Wednesday Night Practice

Practicing at the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday nights. Visitors are welcome!

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OVFD Color Guard Relay for Life

Relay for Life Relay for Life
Bridgeport 2015 Leading the Southern Rams

In the Gloaming

     OVFD Color Guard, Band, Relay for Life............Appalachian Festival 2015............Leading the Southern Garrett HS Rams and strolling back    



Memorial Day 2015

4th of JulyConcert 2015

4th of July Accident

Kirkin O'the Tartan

Appalachian Festival, Frostburg, MD


Whiskey Rebellion, Berlin, PA

Christmas Concert, Oakland, MD Armory

 Autumn Glory Saturday Concert, 10:30 a.m., Oakland Fire Hall


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