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Iona College Pipe Band

About Us

Founded in 1966 by Brother Charles Quinn, the Iona College Pipe Band is managed, directed and comprised of current Iona students. The original band consisted of 14 players, but since then it has doubled in size. The band members typically reside in the tri-state area, but they have had members from around the nation including Illinois, California and Alaska.
 
Today, the Iona College Pipe Band is a mainstay and defining characteristic at Iona College. The pipe band participates at many on campus events such as Homecoming and Maroon Madness, in addition to playing at events for other clubs and organizations on campus. The pipe band proudly represents Iona College at multiple off-campus parades throughout the academic year, including the world-renowned New York City St. Patrick's Day parade.
 
The Iona College Pipe Band is a unique group of performers dedicated to Iona College and the music of the Great Highland Bagpipe. Every fall, the band hosts their Fall Concert. This concert is filled with Irish folk music, Irish step dancers and an exceptional performance by the very talented Iona College Pipe Band.

Executive Officers

Pipe Major: Patrick McCormack
Pipe Sergeant:  Michael McGlone
Drum Sergeant: Ryan McArthur
Band President: Erin Macdonald
Band Secretary: Julia O'Rourke
Band Manager: Michael Saxer

Want to request the Iona College Pipe Band?

To request the Iona College Pipe Band for an on-campus event, please complete the On-Campus Pipe Band Request Form and return it to the Office of Student Development.

To request the Iona College Pipe Band for an off-campus event, please contact the Office of Student Development at (914) 633-2360 for more details.
 

Awards

Partial Listing
  • First Place – St. Patrick’s Day Parade (NYC) 2012: Best High School and College Pipes and Drums
  • First Place – St. Patrick’s Day Parade (NYC) 2011: Best High School and College Pipes and Drums
  • First Place – Yonker’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2009: Best College Pipe Band
  • Second Place – St. Patrick’s Day Parade (NYC) 2008: Best High School and College Pipes and Drums
  • First Place – Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2006
  • Second Place – St. Patrick’s Day Parade (NYC) 2006: Best Marching Unit

Contact

Links

Iona College Pipe Band Facebook Page
Iona College Pipe Band Instagram Page