Iona University Pipe Band

Step into the proud legacy of Iona University's esteemed Pipe Band and become part of a tradition that resonates with the heart and soul of our institution! Renowned for its stirring performances and unwavering dedication, the Iona Pipe Band stands as a beacon of excellence, captivating audiences at major campus events and leading the charge up Fifth Avenue in the illustrious New York City St. Patrick's Day parade.

Carrying forward the illustrious heritage established by Brother Charles Quinn and Jack Dooley in 1966, our Pipe Band is not just a musical ensemble; it's a symbol of Iona pride and the enduring spirit of Celtic tradition. With each resounding note of the Great Highland Bagpipe, we pay homage to our roots and unite the Iona community in celebration.

Joining the ranks of the Iona Pipe Band is an opportunity to embrace camaraderie, musicianship, and the thrill of performance. As evidenced by our triumph in the 2019 NYC St. Patrick's Day parade awards, our dedication to excellence knows no bounds. Whether performing at Homecoming, Commencement, or on the grand stage of Fifth Avenue, our musicians stand as ambassadors of Iona's rich cultural heritage.

Come, be part of something extraordinary. Carry on the tradition and make your mark with the award-winning Iona University Pipe Band!

I chose Iona solely because I wanted to play in the pipe band.

Holly DeRosa

Holly DeRosa ’18, '19MA

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  • Best Pipe Band, 2022 
    • Yonkers, N.Y.
  • Best Marching Unit, 2021
    • Port Jervis, N.Y.
  • Best High School/University Pipe Band, 2018 & 2019 
    • New York City

My advice to prospective students? Join the Pipe Band!

Michael McGlone

Michael McGlone ’17

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Parade Locations

The Pipe Band has participated in parades in the following locations:

  • Highland Falls, N.Y.
  • Rockaway, N.Y.
  • Mamaroneck, N.Y.
  • Manhattan, N.Y.
  • Throggs Neck, N.Y.
  • West Orange, N.J.
  • Stamford, Conn.
  • Greenwich, Conn.

Social Media

Instagram @ionauniversitypipeband 

pipe Band Contact

If you would like the Iona University Pipe Band to perform at your event, please complete the Pipe Band Request Form here.

For information about event details or on joining the band, please contact Liam Geer ’21 at

The pipers march at the 2024 St. Patrick's Day parade.
The pipers play as they walk down the main street on campus.
Two pipers smile on campus.
The piper band plays outside of Spellman Hall.
The pipers play on Mazzella Field.

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